I just got an email from my son's teacher (third grade) saying that he is misbehaving in class and disrupting the class. This is not the first time she has had to speak with him. Now a little about our situation. I'm a very leniant parent. I don't punish to often, I never spank, don't really yell too much either. I'm a single parent. Now today I was going to take him to get a new webkin (with his halloween money). Obviously we are not going to go and he won't be able to play video games or on the computer tonight. Do you think that's fair punishment. I want to nip this in the bud now. We did have some problems last year and I don't wantto repeat that. Any suggestions?Answer Question
Answer by Kimebs at 1:13 PM on Nov. 6, 2008
How you want to parent your child is up to you. I do think that since you stated that you are a lenient parent, that the punishment of not going and getting a new Webkin is a good start. If his behavior continues to be disruptive in school though, you need to start being more disciplinary at home. If he doesn't learn respect and how to control himself from you, where is he going to learn it?
Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Nov. 6, 2008
I understand your dilemma, but I have to tell you that being too lenient is going to buy you a world of trouble and it will not do your child any good either. Your child needs to learn that their are consequences in life for every action. I will give you an example from my own son, he recently stopped taking the time to do his homework correctly and even neglected to do any of it, he dropped from the honor roll because he went from an A in science to a D. That was enough to get him a 3 month grounding, that is the period of time until the next grading period. He hates it, but let me tell you that he is applying himself like never before to his school work.
Answer by hibicent at 1:20 PM on Nov. 6, 2008
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 5:53 PM on Nov. 6, 2008