grounding your child?

Richelle - posted on 03/04/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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how young is to young to ground your child? my oldest daughter was horsing around at school and bite a girls hand, she thought it was her glove. so i grounded her for a week with no tv privaleges(sp) and no DS. the same day, my second daughter was told to clean up her room ( she has her own room while my other two share a room) since she has more room she has the kids tv and dvd player in it. we found dvds laying on her floor and no cases. she got ground for a week also. so am i to harsh to ground them? i dont remeber how old i was the first time i was grounded. they are almost 8 and 7. so what age do you ground your kids?

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Alleah - posted on 03/04/2010

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I remember my friends getting grounded at eight. I've read that children as young as 12 months can respond well to modified "time outs", where when they're misbehaving, you take them away and sit with them for a bit, just being quiet, and maybe talking to them quietly. Then as they grow older, they can fall more easily into the true time out system.

Danielle - posted on 03/04/2010

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My step-daughter is 9 and she is constantly getting grounded ( no tv/games ) i think they try and test us to see how far they can push before we snap. We do not send her to her room when she gets in trouble because that is where all her toys are. She has been getting grounded for roughly 3 years just no tv or games tho. I think children need boundaries and the earlier u put them in place the better.

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