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I need creative ideas in disciplining my 7 year old?

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Asked by mommy837 at 10:06 PM on Mar. 23, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Extra chores, doing chores for others (my friend calls this community service for her daughter), writing sentences, writing letters of apology.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:08 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Writing sentences worked for my parents with my brother and I. And the best part is that the older your child gets the longer the sentences become and the more they have to write.

    Answer by Spazztic1 at 10:19 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • You could make her weed the garden or flowerbed.

    Answer by lilahsmommie at 11:08 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • volunteer at a soup kitchen or shelter when she wants to be doing something that she likes.

    Answer by lilahsmommie at 11:10 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • pick up trash at the park.

    Answer by lilahsmommie at 11:12 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Writing a short essay.

    Answer by lilahsmommie at 11:28 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Laundry!

    Answer by tiff4q at 11:50 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I'm big on the take-away, usually a play date or birthday party. I had to do it one time, and my son will never forget it.

    I also do the apology letter, usually for talking to me or his father in a disrespectful way. That way he has to think about why what he did was wrong & put it in to words, not just say "Sorry".

    Answer by sweetpotato418 at 8:49 AM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Be consistent. Offer rewards and clear consequences for non-compliance. I think you just need to find the highest "currency" for a child as use that as leverage when they need a consequence, but taking it away or limiting access/making them earn it. All kids are different as far as what motivates them, and only YOU know what that is for your kid.

    Answer by KTMOM at 1:53 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Extra chores always worked with mine. They do chores anyway, just because they have to (no allowance or anything) but I find extra little things that they hate, and it's worked wonderfully.

    Answer by Pnukey at 1:14 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

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