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“If you choose to (continue that behavior), you choose to (receive whatever consequence has already been established as a punishment)”.
You might say, “Erin, if you choose to poke your sister again, you choose to not watch TV for the rest of the day”.
A kid can sit down on a chair facing the back, and we make them turn around.
This clearly communicates the expectation and the consequence, without a threat.
Parents tend to want control all of the time, and it takes work to allow kids to have freedom to do what they choose.
First, you are threatening a child, which makes them fearful of you.
Second, the threat is usually not something that is feasible to do (we are going home, you are going straight to bed, you don’t get dinner, you are grounded for a week, etc.) What we say in frustration is not only impractical but easily forgettable. You can train yourself to be clear and concise, using choices.