Young children are learning that their choices have consequences. Some choices are not suited to allow for a natural consequence.
For example, if a child refuses to put on their winter coat to play out in the snow, you cannot allow the child to suffer the natural consequence as it is unsafe. This is a case for logical consequences: If you are not making safe choices, you don’t get to play outside. That’s a logical consequence which most children will learn from and quickly correct their behavior.
Logical consequences are not a punishment, they’re simply the consequence of certain choices. By helping children learn their actions have consequences, we are helping them become responsible.
I allow each student a blank slate once a behavior has been addressed. We all make mistakes and are all continually learning. All children want to be good and need our loving guidance.