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Get your kids to create the consequences

Last week, I heard a hack from the founding CTO of Priceline, Scott Case — have your kids pick their consequences.

His family set rules, but the kids got to pick the consequences for breaking them. His two year old picked ‘getting a worm on your head.’

I laughed. Yes, I bet that is more impactful than a timeout or even worse, a punishment that hurts you as much as the kids (such as no screen time).

My nephew picked having to lay on the ground without a blanket. Chloe’s was being in a confined space with a bug.

Ask your kids what will motivate them. Trust me; it will garner a laugh (and hopefully some good behavior).


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