how do you deal with the blame game at your house? you know, when you must give your child a consequence for their choices or behavior and they turn it on you and go into the "youre so mean! you just want me to be miserable! youre not fair!"
monday morning Tiara (8) wouldnt turn off the tv at 8am (she only gets tv in the morning, not at night, and only if she is dressed by 7:30am) - after telling her several times i turned it off and told her she was grounded tomorrow morning from tv and that my job is more important than a tv show and we must leave on time!
she went into the "youre so mean......" i again told her that my job is more important than tv and if she cant urn it off on time then it wont even be an option! more sass from her and i said "well you are grounded from tv tomorrow for not turning it off today, you are grounded from tv for the rest of the week for blaming me when you made a bad choice! you will learn that its YOUR choices that get you grounded and that blaming others will not be tolerated!
so yes she got a much bigger consequence for blaming me for her poor choice because i can not stand to be blamed all the time anymore!
what do you do when your child says "your mean" etc when they made a choice that gets them consequences?
DREW (7/92) AND TIARA (7/26)