my daughter is grounded for lying to me and tomorrow is her birthday
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Misty - posted on 04/30/2012
I would continue with her punishment, a lie is a lie and she was busted.
If you have a planned party already continue with it, if not then just have a small family dinner and cake at home. Just because she is grounded does not me you can't celebrate her birth.
Good luck and God bless
Terina - posted on 05/23/2012
kind of agree with carry on with discipline after the birthday is out the way but at the same time why ground her when you know her birthday is coming up,wasnt there an alternative punishment ?? as now if you dont follow through ..... im not digging at you though so i hope you dont take it that way , sounds like an impulsive discipline and not thought through kknowing her birthday is coming up leaves a dilema which you have come up against. i think its a bit harsh if you stick with it on her birthday although at the same time really depends on like the other ladies said what did she do / i mean was it a big lie or small one how long has she been grounded for, how old is she ,does she pocket money? does she have computer favourite dvds tv programme favourite toy? take one or 2 of those away.
and if she is still on punishemnt on her birthday try not to keep reminding her, it would be really sad if she remebered this birthday for this reason and not because it was awsome . good luck
Janice - posted on 04/27/2012
How old is your daughter? How bad was the lie?
If she is fairly young then celebrate tomorrow and let the punishment resume the next day.
If she is older (like 11-12 and up) and it was a big lie then no birthday party or presents.
Louise - posted on 04/27/2012
How long is she grounded for and was it a little white lie or a wopper? If it was a lie that put nobody in danger or hurt anybody then let her have her birthday. If it was a serious lie then celebrate her birthday but maintain the grounding.
Tabitha - posted on 04/27/2012
It depends on the seriousness of the situation. If the party has not been planned with an expected number of guests i would move it to the next weekend. However if it was just a white lie i would give her a pass for her birthday. If you have planned it it should continue no matter what. And her grounding should resume the next day. How old is she and what did she lie about?
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