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This refers to giving the same information, applying the same principles, and doing what you say you are going to do every time and in a timely manner, regardless of the number of times it takes for behavior to change. This is critical in parenting and behavior modification. Your children feel “safer” and will respond more favorably in an environment where their lives are consistent. An example is when your child does not come home before curfew, there is a consequence (e.g. earlier curfew?) every time, even if the child has a “good excuse.” Consistency trumps everything else (see also “consequences,” (link) “intermittent reinforcement” (link))

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