Yep, that appears to be it.
I agree that the child is responsbile for his own actions.
Let's say that a child cuts class and is found to be somewhere on school grounds. S/he knows he was supposed to be in class at the time. Who receives the punishment for cutting class? Not the pricipal, not the teacher, but the student. The student broke the rules so the student receives the punishment.
Who did the parents blame when their kid didn't pick up his room or didn't do the dishes when they asked him to? Did they blame themselves (not likely) or did they blame the kid (and possibly punish him)?
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