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Follow Through

Parents need to be consistent in their use of discipline. If you say to your child “you’re grounded for a week,” it is critical that you follow through with that consequence. If, three days later your child asks to go out with friends and you allow it, the consequence has not served its purpose.

Often, just the fear of being punished is enough to deter our children from misbehaving. By not following through and not sticking to your word, you have also compromised the fear of punishment as a deterrent. Your child may well assume that since you didn’t follow through with the consequence last time, you won’t next time.

LCCS Mission Statement

Our mission is to lead the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect. This is accomplished by working with families, service providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate community-based services resulting in safe, stable, and permanent families for children.

Lucas County Children Services

705 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43604

Switchboard is answered 24/7
Phone: (419) 213-3200  •  Fax: (419) 327-3291

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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