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Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30820 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" My reasoning for saying it was too much was because of what he was being punished for. He is homeschooled and wasn't doing his work fast enough, that is not an appropriate punishment."


What kind of punishment would you feel was appropriate?

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 44921 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Destinite:" What kind of punishment would you feel was appropriate?"


Not allowing them to do activities that they enjoy until the work is completed.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30820 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Not allowing them to do activities that they enjoy until the work is completed."

Well, that is usually a given in my house. That was my parents rule when I was growing up. Homework first, then chores, then fun.

speaktruth2powr 2 kids; Ontario 44921 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Destinite:" Well, that is usually a given in my house. That was my parents rule when I was growing up. Homework first, then chores, then fun."


Exactly.



I think that sometimes parents have an 'all or nothing' idea of discipline...which is actually just punishment. You can utilized multiple tactics for discipline where a child learns boundaries, self-regulation and appropriate behaviours without going to the extreme.



I'm a firm believer in picking your battles.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30820 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Exactly. I think that sometimes parents have an 'all or nothing' idea of discipline...which is actually ... [snip!] ... self-regulation and appropriate behaviours without going to the extreme. I'm a firm believer in picking your battles."

I definitely agree with that