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November 03, 2006


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If it's the third time I think you might be right. It's harsh but maybe it'll help her remember better.

PS. I just read that many kids can get major chemical burns from the magic erasor (just read a horrible blog about it this morning) so you might just want to be aware.


At 7 years old she is more than old enough to learn to put her art supplies away. I don't think you are being too harsh...if she doesn't learn now it will only continue and grow into other things. (As the mom of a 12 year old, I've seen it happen...they will take advantage of anything they can!)


Definitely taking the art supplies away and helping with the clean-up and laundry makes sense. There's a clear cause-effect there. Grounding her is perhaps a little harsh... it could possibly have been just forgetfulness, we all forget things sometimes. But then again, I didn't get to witness the lack of remorse. Failure to say "oh no, I'm so sorry, I can't believe I left that pen out" is a completely different crime than forgetting to put the pen away, so I can accept the grounding as a just punishment for that.

So you're cool. If my opinion counts, that is.


Hi! Delurking to put in my 2 cents. Honestly? I am always wary of too many different consequences. I'd rather pick one significant one, and I always try to pick something that is a "logical consequence" to the specific action. In this case, I think I would take her art supplies away for an appropriate period of time, like maybe a week. Just my thoughts...

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