At Shepherds Hill Academy, we have a secret parenting tool that helps teens respect boundaries.
Today, we are making this parenting tool available to you.
As our kids get older, it gets harder and harder to come up with appropriate consequences for negative behavior; yet, not to do so makes us derelict in our duty.
One of the consequences we’ve found at Shepherds Hill Academy to be quite effective when a major offense takes place – is what we call a “special meal.”
While everyone else is enjoying lasagna, pizza or some other tasty dish, a “special meal” of unseasoned beans and greens can seem pretty bland in comparison. It’s substantive and nutritious.
There’s nothing mandating your child’s right to a gourmet meal every time he comes to the table. And it only takes a time or two of special meals before Junior understands that his negative behavior is costing him and not you.
Conversation Starter: What are your thoughts on the special meal?