When your child does not care about consequences

United States
March 2, 2007 11:54am CST
What do you do when your child does not care about consequences? My son has been diagnosed with Conduct Disorder at age 6. We are going through counseling and he has recently started medication, which I have tried to avoid. The medicine does seem to help. He is also very bright, and is currently undergoing tests to see if he is gifted. My problem is that when he misbehaves, he doesn't care about consequences and he challenges me when I try to enforce them. I'm trying to combat this problem now, before he gets older and it escalates. I know I need to be consistent with the types of punishment, but I can't figure out how to be consistent when the consequences don't affect him at all--no matter what they are.