My 12 year step daughter got herself into some trouble and my dh told her she was grounded for a month, and he took away her cell phone, took the computer and Tv out of her room and told her she was not allowed to go anywhere except school for this amount of time. I was thinking along the lines of week or two, but think a month is an awful long time to be grounded.
I am wondering is there a good rule of thumb when it comes to grounding? How do you decide best on how long is enough? What do you do in your home?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Jan. 21, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by AmaliaD at 7:54 AM on Jan. 22, 2009
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Answer by madamekatekate at 6:19 PM on Jan. 21, 2009
Like everyone else said... Depends on the crime and you can't change it now. I wish there was a general room of thumb but everyones circumstances is different. Some kids also need longer punishments then others for it to sink in. A month isn't long at all. My 14 year old step daughter is pretty much grounded with out an end date currently. My 16 year old step son is grounded from bad grades and will remain grounded till his next report card.
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Answer by cam1096 at 9:59 PM on Jan. 21, 2009
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