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What consequences do you have when one of your children is mean to sibling?

Anonymous
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And how old are your children?

My four year old is usually really kind to his younger brother, but lately he's been out his character and has been mean to him. I'm trying to figure out a good learning lesson or punishment for treating him badly, because I've tried timeouts and he just smiles at me, and doesn't take it seriously. Spankings aren't effective and I don't like using that form of discipline.

Any tips of what you use that works well?
Thank you!
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:28 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:29 PM

BUMP!

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by Anti-Babycenter on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:29 PM

My 5 & 8 year olds are always fighting. They go to bed early if they don't cut it out.

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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:29 PM

BUMP!

NYmama96
by Gold Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:29 PM
Start taking his favorite thing from him.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:30 PM
Quoting Pink.Sunshine:

My 5 & 8 year olds are always fighting. They go to bed early if they don't cut it out.



What about if it's early in day? Do they stay in their rooms once you send them to bed?
fullxbusymom
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:31 PM

We do time outs and an apology afterwards.  We are consistent and it is the same consequence every single time and eventually they learned we meant business and it stopped. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:32 PM
Quoting NYmama96: Start taking his favorite thing from him.


His favorite thing would be to watch toy videos so should I just not allow it for the rest of the day or for a set amount of time?
He get 2 hours a day of tv time allowed.
engagedandproud
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:33 PM
Dd almost 6 and D's 2 fight a lot
I separate them or make them wear a get along shirt
MistyMoo
by Emerald Member on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:33 PM
That's what I do too.

Quoting Pink.Sunshine:

My 5 & 8 year olds are always fighting. They go to bed early if they don't cut it out.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 8, 2016 at 4:34 PM
Quoting fullxbusymom:

We do time outs and an apology afterwards.  We are consistent and it is the same consequence every single time and eventually they learned we meant business and it stopped. 



How do you do tineouts? Is it in a different room, or the room your in? Corner facing the wall or facing you? How long do you make them stay?

I out my son in the corner of the living room, not facing the wall, and he just smiles at me and tries to sneek out a bunch before his time is up. So I have to put him back over and over.
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