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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??


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)

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

  • Make them read.

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

  • no! It would be justified!!!

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

  • nope there old enough

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

  • Not at all.

    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!!

    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....

    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.

    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!

    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...........

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