Choices and Consequences
One of the most important things I tried to stress to my children, especially as they approached their teens, was that they would be faced with choices every day – and the choices they made would determine their consequences, whether good or bad. It’s not about rewards and punishments even if it looks that way sometimes. It’s just about the consequences. More importantly, they would have to be responsible for the consequences of their actions – they made those choices of their own free will.