Consequences: True & False

I always start my ‘action & consequence’ lectures with, “It is your choice.”

I clearly lay out the ground rules; there is no wool over the eyes, but just the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

My reputation precedes me; students know that I do not give false choices, but I mean what I say and follow through with what I say.

When children misbehave, discuss with them how they now cannot be trusted because of their misbehaviour. Make a point of having a favour needed. Remind the badly behaved children that you are not picking them because you don’t trust them because [list their bad behaviour.]

Do remind them that they can earn your trust back. Leave the past in the past and make healthy changes for now and in the future. Learn from your mistakes.