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Holding our Enemies Accountable

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 2:30 pm

Reaping the Consequences of Rewarding Bad Behavior

 My folks didn’t mess around.  Charley, Liz and I were many times discouraged from pursuing certain antics, high-jinx and tomfoolery, because we knew the negative consequences that would result from Mom and Dad enforcing the rules. As parents, they knew that rewarding their children’s bad behavior would ensure more of it. We knew they meant business. Their rules weren’t draconian; they were common sense. They reasoned that we would alter our unacceptable actions if there were adverse effects.

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