Good Cop, Bad Cop

“Thunder is good,” I quoted, watching it in a sort of dreamy stupor, “thunder is impressive; but it is the lightning that does the work.” – The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

Reading has always been a passion of mine. Currently I’m reading The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. The series features eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall. The books are masterpieces.

While reading The Fiery Cross, I came across the above passage. It caught me off guard and made me think about the parenting strategy of  Good Cop, Bad Cop. Thunder wants to be your friend and only startle you with its loud announcements; however, it is the lightning that punishes you and send you to your room without dessert.

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