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Was this punishment too harsh?

Anonymous
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My children broke the neighbors potted plants and I'm just so embarrassed! I'm making them write "I will play nicely with other people's things", and write a 2 sentence apology note.
This is complete torture to them and can barely make it to the 5th line... Ages are 5&6
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM
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momof2891
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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Nope. It'll teach them to respect other people's property and that there will be consequences if they break someone else's stuff. I'm sure they will learn their lesson after this.
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catrig
by Platinum Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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Are you replacing the plant?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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mommyof11050307
by Platinum Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:26 PM
No I don't think so. I just took my 5&7 tow wii and ds systems away till further notice because they can't take care of their things.
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TXMOM1980
by Bronze Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM

And make them buy more potted plants.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM
I would but the neighbor insisted that I don't


Quoting catrig:

Are you replacing the plant?

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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NO... not at all. I would give them chores to do and pay them. ( I would hold onto the money though)  and then have them buy the planter and plant that they broke to replace the neighbors.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM

why arent they replacing the pots or at least working it off?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM
I was going to but the neighbor doesn't want it


Quoting TXMOM1980:

And make them buy more potted plants.


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