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Would you

punish your 6 year old son for calling his 7 year old cousin ODD at day camp? His cousin became upset and cried to his mom.

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Asked by Rnurse at 4:27 PM on Jul. 18, 2012 in Parenting Debate

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  • I think we'd have a talk about how it's not nice to call people names or talk bad about them. I don't know if I'd punish him, but make him see how hurtful his words were. Then maybe warn him that he'd be punished if that behavior continues.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:30 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • I would sit down & explain that it is wrong to call anyone a name or say anything bad to hurt another's feelings. I would say "how would you feel if you were called that?" I would show him that I am disappointed in his behavior & make him apologize. If it ever happened again then he would be punished by loosing a privilege for a specific time period.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:31 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • We would definitly talk about it and explain to my child that what he said wasn't nice and if they even knew what it ment.. but it would be handled

    Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 4:33 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • i would not.

    Answer by meooma at 4:36 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • nope, its not like its a bad word, just xplain its hurtful adn move on

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 4:36 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • No I would not.

    Answer by DJDNY at 4:48 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • No, but we would talk about how even words that aren't "bad" can hurt sometimes. And I would think to myself that his cousin needs to get some thicker skin.

    Answer by hootie826 at 4:54 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • Punish?No. Discuss (in our situation AGAIN) why we shouldn't say things we observe all the time, even if they are true, &/or is our opinion? YES
    My son is 6.

    Answer by BubbaLuva at 5:08 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • I would not punish but we would have a discussion about the power of words and how they can hurt people and how we should choose our words wisely.

    Answer by Melbornj at 5:45 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

  • I don't think I would punish him for that. I would do what these other ladies said, sit down and have a talk about people's feelings and what sorts of things are rude to say.

    Answer by AF4life at 6:40 PM on Jul. 18, 2012

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