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Do you make your kids write sentence's when they are in trouble?


Asked by Mrs_Harsh at 4:09 PM on Apr. 7, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Sometimes I do. When they were younger, I sometimes had them write the same sentence over and over, to reinforce the idea and give their handwriting some practice. Now I am more likely to make them write a paragraph explaining why the behavior is dangerous/harmful/unacceptable, so they practice their handwriting and making coherent paragraphs. They really hate me when I do this :-)

    Answer by vicesix at 4:12 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • When our oldest wouldn't stop being mean to his younger Brother we made him write an essay on why it's wrong to be mean to him, and he had to read it to him. By the time he was finished reading it they were both in tears. Our oldest was 13 at the time, and his brother was 7. Sentences would be good for the younger ones.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 4:12 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • No, because it is a useless exercise. I have made them write me an essay on why they were in trouble, why it was wrong and what they were going to do to not do it again. I get a lot more out of them that way. They have to think. BS essays don't cut it either.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:14 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • No,because he'd love it!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:20 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Yes I do if they repeat the same thing they have been getting into trouble for to help them better understand and the rules stick in their heads.

    Answer by Brandy928 at 4:25 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • thanks spelling nazi

    Comment by Mrs_Harsh (original poster) at 6:49 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Oh and your "no" should be capitalized  LOL.


    Comment by Mrs_Harsh (original poster) at 6:53 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • no, I didn't have them write SENTENCES.
    If you make a word plural, you just add an S. You don't use an apostrophe.

    Answer by minnesotanice at 6:12 PM on Apr. 7, 2011