When my children were young I remember how simple it was to discipline them. For example, if they were to take a piece of candy out of the candy dish even though I had told them not to, I would simply discipline them and tell them, "I told you no," as my explanation.
Now my children are older and this tactic no longer suffices. You see, as they mature, they move from just being action controlled to needing their own moral reason why. But I am a busy mom and taking the time to give that moral reason why can be challenging.
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