Yesterday dd 8 almost got kicked off the bus. She was standing while the bus was moving, talking at the tracks, said hurtful things to a girl on the bus and made her cry, was yelling at the other kids on the bus and calling them names, she was turned around with her legs in the aisle and was caught eating chips on the bus. When I was told she almost got kicked off she lied to me and said "Nothing happened." The driver looked at me and said "yes she did almost get kicked off the bus." DD then told me 3 things she did. I had her start by writing the bus driver an apology for her actions and had her list each action. Turned out she lied to me again about everything she did on the bus. Then I had her write an apology to the girl (was her friend) she made cry. She again lied to me about what she did/said to make her cry. DD had to write out sentences for each offense stated above and is grounded for the weekend. NO t.v, NO toys, NO festival. Allowed to sit in her room and read book.
My mom says it's to harsh of a punishment because she's 8. She's in 3rd grade and has rode the bus since Head Start and knows the rules. She knows what she did was wrong. Do you think this punishment is too harsh? or not harsh enough?