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Unformatted text preview: The child will become confident in making the right decision. Confident decision-making will better self-esteem. It can have negative effects if it is used incorrectly. So many parents make the mistake of not being consistent with rewards and/or punishments, which in turn can confuse the young mind into thinking that an inappropriate behavior is all right. The child might think that they should receive a reward for an inappropriate behavior, and carry on with bad behaviors until they get what they want because they learn about the inconsistencies. The childs self-esteem more likely would drop, which could lead to more bad behaviors....
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- Winter '08