You and DH need to sit down and talk about rules you expect DS to follow. Also, you need to work out some punishments and maybe rewards. Taking away privileges, sending him to his room, even taking things away from him, and spanking, if you do spank. The FIRST privilege I would take away is TV and video games. These activities shut down the part of the brain that is involved in good judgement, self-control, and higher reasoning (like thinking about doing what's right). The stimulate kids unnaturally.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you and DH are on the same page, because kids are smart and know how to work parents against each other. You need to back each other up, be a united front, never compromise each other's authority in front of your son. If you disagree, step out of the room to talk about it. Two parents are probably 4 times more powerful than one! Then BE CONSISTANT! Be calm. Be matter-of-fact. Let your son know what (cont
at 10:47 PM on May. 11, 2010