DS 7 thinks he's the one that makes the rules and thinks he knows better than us adults. It drives me nuts. Today I told him we were going out and he asked if he could bring something. Knowing where we were going I told him, "No." He proceeded to argue about it and ask why he couldn't. Since this was not the first offense I finally had had enough and told he we weren't going to go out after all (had planned on going ice skating, he doesn't know that, just that he is missing out on something fun.) I basically told him if he isn't going to respect me I'm not going out of my way to take him to fun things.
Is this too harsh? The problem I have is DH turns everything into a joke. DH doesn't see DS's behavior as wrong unless he's the one it's directed at.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by beyondhopes at 2:11 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
I agree that you need to set limits and enforce them but perhaps explaining why he couldn't take something would have been better then immediately losing it and then not going. I think it is important for kids to understand cause and effect not just that "no means no"
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