We might think that teaching the Four Basic skills is mainly for the children. They’re the ones who need them the most, right? Well, maybe adults need them just as much as the children do. I had a situation where I had to accept my consequence-a natural consequence-that I had received because of multiple choices I had made that day. It wasn’t fun, but I knew I needed to be honest and forthright. It caused me to be even later to something I was already late to, but it was what needed to happen.
Although it wasn’t an extra chore, my consequence still needed to be accepted. This skill is so useful, not only for children, but for us, the adults, as well. I hope you get a chance to accept a consequence and use your self-government!