What is appropriate punishment for a 5 yr old?
I would like to know what other people do for punishment for their 5 yr olds/Kindergarteners. What do you do, how do you do it and for how long is their punishment?
ODS (5) teacher emailed me saying he was not having good behavior and wasn't listening. DH took away a race car track he just got and said he couldn't have it for almost a month (cause DS is going away to his bio dad's for 2 weeks over christmas) so until he gets back.
Anyway I thought that was over excessive for a 5 yr old cause a day is like a decade for them. So I said I would ask his teacher for a report on his behavior on friday and if its good he can have his track back. And DH said if its bad that he then can't have it until he gets back which is almost a month.
So what I want to know was I right to think DH was being a tad over board with his punishment? I just thought that was too much for a 5 yr old that had a hard day today, he has only had a few that is why he took it away but the last one was around Halloween I think.