We have a lot of disrepect.backtalking going on right now.. specially my 10y old son..
Here is an example: he came home from school and said he was hungry.. I told him ok see if you can find something (I was busy finishing laundry) next thing I hear is him opening and slamming the pantry doors.. I waited a few seconds to see what he is going to do.. I then walked up to him grabbed his hand (kinda firm not hurting him) and said.. What is wrong with you??!!You dont act like that in school do you?? so he looks at me and says: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU... telling me there is something wrong with me?!!!!! and we dont have cabnets in school!! (yeah that part made me smile in my mind)... I told him he needs to go sit down and think how he talks to me..
So now I thought of the following punishment..
My son is in cubscouts.. and I have him write a letter/note/essay (not too long but long enough to get to the point) about respect and respecting others and so on.. and then I have him stand in front of everyone at scouts and read it outloud to them..
What do you think. ???