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Would I be justified if I sent both kids to their respective rooms for the next 3 hours?

My SO and I both work from home. Our kids 9 & 13 had a snow day today and are home. They have done nothing but fight ever since they woke up...actually there was about 15 minutes when they were outside sledding but they came in again because something happened and a fight broke out. It has been impossible to concentrate on work and my SO and I have been screaming at them all day. I've already put them in time out 2x today, but the next time I'm tempted to put them in time out until we're finished working. Would that be wrong??

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (12)
  • I would put them in their rooms till dinner (there is no reason you and you SO can't get some time alone out of this punishment lol)
    JLS2388

    Answer by JLS2388 at 2:47 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Make them read.
    Simplicity3

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 2:37 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • no! It would be justified!!!
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 2:36 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • nope there old enough
    nofi1389

    Answer by nofi1389 at 2:36 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Not at all.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:36 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • nope! i would have them read or do something educational! now that would be punishment! LOL!!
    itzmyzoo

    Answer by itzmyzoo at 2:36 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • I'd say well if you can't get along then take naps both of you...I agree with the above posters....
    hill2

    Answer by hill2 at 2:38 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • at 9 and 13 i think it would be totally justified. they are both old enough to know that you and your SO have stuff you have to do and know how to entertain themselves.
    Rylansmommy386

    Answer by Rylansmommy386 at 2:48 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • At 9 and 13 not at all! You guys have to get your work done!
    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 2:45 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Not a problem at this age............hand them each a book and send them off...........
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 3:53 PM on Feb. 1, 2011