Consistency is essential in parenting: Consistent love and appropriate affection, consistent rules, consistent and appropriate instruction and discipline (including follow-through), consistent routines, consistent people, consistent enriching but not over stimulating environments, and positive traditions.
As children grow in security they can tolerate increasing variability in environments and activities; however, consistency in other areas remains a staple of good parenting.
Sometimes there are times of trial and chaos; however, keeping as much consistency as possible in the midst of these troubling times remains critical for children.
We can do a great deal to provide consistency for children, even in the times of imbalance.
“The balance of nature itself teaches us the principle of times and seasons. There are times in our lives where balance is imbalance”.
Steven R Covey
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