I am her mother. I am her confidant , I am her friend, but I am also the one with the responsibility of raising her and teaching her about living in this world. So yes, there are rules and consequences. And she understands the importance of taking responsibilty for her actions. I think that is pretty cool.
Show them a video of the results of disobediant children in third world countries.
I discuss the consequences of their behavior with him, but try to focus on the positive so instead of being frightened, he'll be motivated to do what's right. And I provide him encouragement and try to model good behavior as well.
Stop taking them on outings, suspend their pocket money and talk to them as to why they have lost their privaleges..
Gave him away....LOL
leave them on the highest shelf at wal mart, lol
j/k I don't have kids.
...make them slaves to the convenience store and grocery store industries...no, wait a minute...:P
Tell them that what they did was wrong . And either cut the allowance or keep them from playing with their friends , these things dependant upon the disobedient act of course.
Beat them...Seriously...You can't do that! Do the best you can and they are doing illegal things, call the police and report it. Stand firm on your statements and requests. It's called TOUGH Love and that's all you can do, even if it does hurt your heart.
I put the toddler in the crib and leave the room until he quits pitching a fit.
As a teacher, these are the consequences for breaking rules in my classroom:
1st time -- Verbal reminder
2nd time -- Move seat
3rd time -- Removed from classroom
4th time -- Call mom and dad
5th time -- Written up
And of course that changes with individual students' IEPs and so forth, but it keeps MOST students in check.
I think punishment has to do with the crime. What do you mean by disobedient? Spare the rod spoil the child!? We all do the best we can and hope for the best. Sometimes you have to let them make up their own minds and suffer the consquences.
Let them be children. That's your disobedience just as much as it is theres.