My two boys (9 and 6) just broke the younger one's bed by rough-housing. Any suggestions for quality disaplinary action? We are not into physical disapline such as spanking.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Dec. 6, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by admckenzie at 10:13 PM on Dec. 6, 2010
When my son breaks something or we have to replace something because of his actions I usually tell him he needs to understand that our things our expensive and we have a limited amount of money to replace them. So I tell him he needs to pick out some of his toys (which he values greatly) to sell so I can get the money I need to pay for the item he broke. Yes sometimes it is an accident. But I have also told him he is in charge of his actions and needs to be more aware of what he is doing. I don't get mad or upset. Just factual. And yes he does get upset. He has to part with a beloved toy. But when I have to part with a broken picture frame or whatever...he has to learn to be careful and respectful. Thankfully I have only done this twice. I only do this for big accidents. One where I would have to replace something. I do tell my son when he wrestles and plays to remember he is still responsible for his actions.
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