I used to be a spanking mom but as I have matured as a mother I have decided to get away from that sort of discipline technique. It hasnt made much difference in changing behaviors. My 8 year old has a serious lack of motivation to do anything correctly. i dont expect perfection but I am seeing not one Iota of effort at all. This afternoon he was asked to fold his clothes and put them away and as always he has simply crammed them all into his dresser. I have made so much effort to try to teach him how to be Semi organized, as much as an 8 year old could be, with nothing but resistance, resistance, resistance. What can we do tonight that will make him regret having blatently disobeying?
Sentences? push ups? I need some ideas please I am not good at this. (As is obvious since Im not taken very seriously at this moment)
I do not want my son to go on any longer on this "I do what I feel like" attitude. My old self would just march in there with a paddle but I am trying to be an effective parent without hitting.
Answer by CollegeMommy121 at 8:58 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by virginiamama71 at 8:59 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by NannyB. at 9:14 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by Pnukey at 7:19 PM on Mar. 30, 2011