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Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" Was it an accident or was he playing ... [snip!] ... to?"</blockquote> :!: I couldn't really get mad at my kids if they dropped it when they had permission to use it."</blockquote>



!!!!
That's the risk you take by letting them play with it.

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lumen.Ash:</b>" I had let him play it and the rule is if he plays with it he has to be EXTREMELY careful. He was following all the rules around playing with it so I really feel like it was an accident... "</blockquote>



I wouldn't punish him and I highly suggest finding a water resistant/shock proof case.

Sock Lady 6 kids; 3 angel babies; Hell, ON, Canada 11727 posts
20th Apr '13

It sounds like he is punishing himself.
But I guess it would depend on whether or not he had permission to play with it or not. I mean, if it was an accident, than I don't see a need to punish him...but if he was playing with it without permission, than I do feel that he should have some sort of punishment.

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
20th Apr '13

If it was an accident I definitely would not punish him. It would break my heart that my son would think I would be so upset at him for an accident that he would pack away his toys.

Lumen.Ash Due November 23; 1 child; Denver, Colorado 1272 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ... [snip!] ... dropped it when they had permission to use it."</blockquote> !!!! That's the risk you take by letting them play with it."


Very true... I guess it was only a matter of time before it happened.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
20th Apr '13

I think the only thing id be upset about is that he didnt tell you when it happened but I would just talk to him about it and let him know accidents happen.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50677 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lumen.Ash:</b>" I had let him play it and the rule is if he plays with it he has to be EXTREMELY careful. He was following all the rules around playing with it so I really feel like it was an accident... "</blockquote>




Things happen. My 3 year old has free reign of my tablet and knows to sit on the couch and not run around with it but has still managed to drop it the 10 feet from
the charger to the couch. We have a nice case on it now to protect it.




Your kiddo has definitely self punished and doesn't need to feel mommy is even madder at him.

MahmuhMahmuh 3 kids; Wichita, Kansas 6706 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" Was it an accident or was he playing ... [snip!] ... to?"</blockquote> :!: I couldn't really get mad at my kids if they dropped it when they had permission to use it."


Exactly. Parent lets child use something that wasn't made for child use, and it gets broken, and parent gets mad at child.




I think parent should be mad at themself. Seriously, I hate seeing this stuff happen. My kids don't play with my tablet or laptop unless I'm right there or the tablet is in the "kid safe" case.. Otherwise if they broke it (outside of intentional damage) it's my fault for giving them something that ISN'T A TOY..

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting 11 weeks with #3!:" awww :cry: It def. sounds like he feels bad for it. I think when a child shows TRUE remorse, they should be done with time out, or whatever."

This.



You've got a sweet kid there, OP.

Hathor + A Due December 23; 16 kids; Spring, Texas 12834 posts
20th Apr '13

Seeing that he understands his actions have consequence even through it was an accident, I wouldn't punish him.



Maybe reinforce how it could have been prevent.

The Bear and The Bird 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42577 posts
20th Apr '13

I wouldn't have even sent him to his room in the first place. You're just asking for something like that to happen when you hand a kid an expensive electronic.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
20th Apr '13

If you were letting him play with it I wouldn't even be thinking about punishment for that. Shit happens. Now if he took it and you told him not to that would be a different story.

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1409 posts
20th Apr '13

It was an accident... you could have easily accidentally dropped it yourself and cracked it like he did. No reason for a punishment, accidents happen.

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
20th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 12.21.07*04.16.13:</b>" I wouldn't have even sent him to his room in the first place. You're just asking for something like that to happen when you hand a kid an expensive electronic."</blockquote>




Yeah I wouldn't have sent him to his room either.

user banned 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
20th Apr '13

aww that made me tear up. :( I wouldn't punish him. :/