12 yo stepson, 10 year old daugher, 8 year old daugher, 7 year old step daugher.
12 year old is here 100%, 10 yo and 8 year old leave every other weekend. 7 year old is here one day during the week and the weekends I have my daughters. They all fight and say things are not fair. Only the 12 yo does chores, and recently I have incorporated chores for my 10 yo also.
Should we have the same expectations for all of the kids, at what age should they be expected to do chores? Or have resposiblities?
What are some of the resposibilities you give your children? At what ages?
What are some of the dicipline techniques that you have found that work? Do you have different consequences for different things? Like back talking vs lying? Or hittiing vs name calling or do you use the same punishments alll of time?
Please give me some pointers
Answer by Camilletnt at 2:16 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by MaryMW at 2:22 PM on May. 5, 2011
The basic house rules and consequences should be the same, BUT every child is different of course and things will need tweaking for each. As a rule you should be in charge of disciplining your children and hubby his....for the big things anyway. You will breed resentment otherwise.
Answer by ochsamom at 2:24 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by lucky35 at 3:25 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 4:02 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by JLS2388 at 4:19 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by RedRowan at 10:16 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by ABusyBee at 10:21 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:12 AM on May. 16, 2011
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