A few people recently have been asking me about the value of consistency in child rearing, and, since I have strong feelings about this, I thought a blog post was in order.
What is consistency anyway? By definition and action both, it means being bound by an idea, a should: kids should eat dinner before dessert, they should go to bed at the same time, they should be treated the same so that they learn that this is the way things are. Huh? Does this really sound intelligent to you when wrapped up in a nutshell in this way? Read more