Ladies I am desperate for advice. My 7 year old who is normally pretty well behaved (by no means an angel but not a "bad" kid either. It seems as if in the last couple of days he has turned into a demon spawn. Now he has always been forgetful about stuff and luckily for him no major consequences have occurred. He has never been sent to the office about his behaviour - he ha always been a good kid as I said. Come to the last 72 hours or so and oooooooh boy he is pushing his luck. He talked so much in class yesterday that the punishments were escalated all the way to the principal, his bike was stolen because he didn't put it away and a very good chance he has lost his $80 winter cost at school. I am just feeling so overwhelmed right now with this I can't think straight. He is of course grounded in the traditional sense for a month, is writing a letter of apology to his teachers and has a week of in school detentions but I am after some more creative non traditional punishments as well that will hopeful help him understand. Give me your best.
on May. 6, 2013 at 10:34 PM