If they are at a friends house and you tell them to be home at say...7:00 pm. They CALL you at 7:10 pm and say I'm checking in.
What do you do?
Are you cool with it?
Do you make them come on home?
Do they get a lecture about timeliness?
My son has a bad habit of being late. I don't want to be so strict on just a few minutes...but here lately, I give an inch, he takes a mile.
So, I'm trying to decide how I should handle his being late for checking in or coming home from his friends house.
His dad is NOTORIUSLY late for EVERYTHING...and has never show any concern for the people that were waiting on him.This is what I'm trying to avoid happening to my son. I want him to realize that being punctual and on time is important and it does matter and it does affect those that are waiting for you.
What do you think?
Answer by katiekruschke at 7:30 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by angevil53 at 7:18 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by Cindy18 at 7:20 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 7:22 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Lectures are not effective and niether are direct punishments. But if for every 10 minutes late you counted earlier he misses a trip, thats fair. Dont tell him that is how you are counting, but if it is under 10 minutes he is clear. And make sure he understands it is his fault not yours by showing empathy for his situation but saying:
"I know you really want to go but you didnt come home on time last Thursday when I let you go somewhere. I dont think I can trust you again yet. Maybe next time."
Answer by amber710 at 12:15 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by lilmoosesmom at 7:25 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by Scuba at 7:48 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by stressedmomma13 at 11:29 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 7:59 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 11:54 AM on Aug. 23, 2010
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