Doing Good For Goodness Sake

Writes Kicking it Unschool:

I try to do what is right simply because it is the right thing to do, not out of fear of punishments or hopes of rewards later down the road.

I want the same for my children, and so I do not create artificial consequences for their actions. Acting morally because we feel obligated, fear punishments, or expect rewards is not true morality.

As an adult, I’m certainly this way. I surely wasn’t as a kid in many ways, but was in others. Likewise I want the same for my children, so have removed as much as I can threats of these sorts from my parenting. I still have to catch myself from time to time, however.