By the time a child has gotten in trouble for something, they already feel guilty, sorry and embarrassed about it.
Threatening to tell someone else rubs salt in the wound.
” This gives the child respect and responsibility for their actions.
Second, it ignores your responsibility to deal with the issue at hand and passes it to someone else.
You can always rephrase the sentence from a negative to a positive, which will correct the behavior without sounding critical.
Train yourself to say what you want them to do instead of what you don’t. Notice the common element is starting with the word “you” and then acknowledging what they worked at, rather than what you think about it.
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