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HELP, Any Constructive Punishment Ideas?

I need some good sound constructive punishment ideas for my teen son that's 14 & has been actin up & doing some very naughty stuff. He told me that he doesn't think before he acts. Please only reply with Positive feedback. I've got him doing chores already & writing about what he's done. Any suggestions MOMS?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:39 AM on Jun. 5, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Since you didn't give an example of the bad behavior it sounds like you are handling it well. Writing about it is an excellent idea. I made my son write it about what he did and read it to the family.

    Answer by admckenzie at 8:28 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • Has he been tested for any mental illness? He TOLD you that he doesn't think before he acts; impulsivity is one of the biggest signs of ADD. Other than that, I can't really help without knowing what the "bad" behaviors are. They really might not be as bad as you think.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:52 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • Well it's hard to come up with suggestions when you don't give examples of the behavior. I like to make the punishment fit the crime. Can you give examples?

    Answer by teamplayer at 11:12 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • It depends on what he's doing... you don't have to give to harsh or to lax a punishment, that's not going to help.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • want not have

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:18 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • I would take away the cell phone, tv, video games, etc. The punishment really should fit the naughty behavior.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:22 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

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