Very well David! The "promised" consequences (for example on a not told lie which one find out later), or also on promises made for whatever reason, is most important to follow up on.
not sure i understand you.
if my kids lie i will have a talkk with them about it and whatever consequence i choose will fit the severity of the misdeed. i'm not a lax or lenient parent, but neither am i a rabid disciplinarian.
the goal here is to get them to trust me so they will confide in me rather than in someone who may give them bad or self-interested advice. the other goal is to make sure that my children are absolutely certain that their parents love them unconditionally - no matter what.
several times as a child, i was beaten bloody for lying. i was called names and told things that are painful to remember even decades later. so i vowed never to lift a hand to my kids or to say the things which were said to me in anger. if they have a wrathful father, what will they think of God who is their Heavenly Father?