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seventeen year old mibehaving and embaressing me in public what is the best punishment? i dont rule out spanking.

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Asked by sammy485 at 7:15 PM on Jan. 30, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • depends on what they did, spanking will do no good on a 17 yr old, so you might as well rule it out.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • What is he or she doing ???

    Answer by Ann7227 at 7:18 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Oh dear lord - spanking a child is ridiculous, but a near adult? I do hope that was an attempt at humor.

    Limiting TV/computer time - taking away money privilages, more chores etc are all reasonable exchanges for misbehavior.

    Answer by ladysavage at 7:18 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • well she called me crude names in public and threw a hissy fit in the store because i could not afford to buy her a new designer purse. i feel that if she is going to act like a twi year old i should discipline her that way but i really want to get across this behavior is unacceptable

    Answer by sammy485 at 7:19 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • LOL I have a near 17 yr old and if I tried to spank him he would laugh so hard.
    Better punishment is grounding, taking things out of their rooms like TV, Stereo, MP3, cell etc. Make them earn it back. No going out with friends, no phone use, no internet etc.

    Answer by gemgem at 7:19 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Honestly - if I were in the situation re; my 17 year old daughter threw a near hissy fit for me not buying her clothes/makeup - I would simply laugh at her. I don't think that deserves a punishment.

    Answer by ladysavage at 7:21 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • She throws a fit ??? May be I would tell her how childish she looks .

    Answer by Ann7227 at 7:21 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • i would embarrass her back on purpose. im 21 now but when i was 17 i would have died if my parents did something to embarrass me-especially in front of my friends lol

    Answer by SThompson21 at 7:22 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • I would embarrass the crap out of them in public. Believe me at 17 years have unlimited ways to embarrass! And, enjoy!

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 7:22 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • don't take her shopping for a few months. Think cause and effect and how the punishment relates to the misbehavior. Spanking in this situation would do no good. She would just get pissed

    Answer by Lynette at 7:26 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

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