When I meet with a new family for the first time, I often talk about the CPR’s of Parenting.
1) Consistency –If I’m consistent, my child knows I am “unchanging” over a period of time.
2) Predictability –If I’m predictable, my child knows what to expect.
3) Reliability – If I’m reliable, my child knows that if I say something I’m going to follow through with it.
Dr. Scott Koenig, Psy.D.