11 year old stepdaughter has always been such a sweet and good kid, never caused much trouble. Today she got caught skipping the last 2 classes in school to go with friends to Mcdonalds, and turns out she did this Monday and Tuesday as well, and also has not done her homework this week. Why school didn't call before about the skipping I don't know but anyway,
Dh told her she was grounded without privileges for two weeks, and took the Tv out of her room. It is the first time she has been grounded before. Now she is sobbing and sobbing and whining in her room for the past 2 hours. I tried to consule her but she was still too upset about being in trouble with her dad she said. Well Dh is feeling that he came down too hard on her, and that he should lift the punishment this once.
Do you think that would be a good or bad idea? Would it make matters better or worse?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on May. 6, 2009 in General Parenting
I say you need to watch who she has been hanging out with. I don't think that the punishment is to harsh. She is cry because she probably feels guilty and mad that she is so much trouble. But if you lift the punishment she may learn that all it take is a little tears. She could also be feeling bad for her actions since she usually does not do these kind of things. I say you again about the friend thing. I was a crazy teenager at that age. It was mostly so I could fit in with the cool crowd. At some points preteens and teens are still like little children seeing how far they could push there parents. I was a big daddy's girl. I got away with a lot. Once I learned how. I was a good child. Its just the ppl that I decided to associate my self with. Well good luck with the situation
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