At what age should I start grounding?

Iesha - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am a single mother and my two daughters are 7 and 3 and they are so bad. I feel as though time out is not enough for them and I am seriously thinking about grounding them for a couple days. When I do use time out in a matter of 20 minutes they are doing the same thing they were doing that got them into trouble, and this is an all day process. So now they get up to one day that they are grounded and can't play or watch television. Am I wrong for this? I was thinking that maybe they are just a little too young. But it's the only thing that has an affect on their behavior. Please ladies give me some feed back on this.


Tanya - posted on 09/10/2009




I have 3 daughters and my two older ones are 6 and 3 I do "ground" them I do time outs first if they get 3 time outs in a day they get "grounded" from something a favorite TV show, or playing out side for the day, no leapster ect..... If time out continue after they get "grounded" from something they get a bigger punishment in their room for the afternoon, no going to grandma's on the weekend or something else that was planned like an outing ect.... remember you have to follow through with your decision it's the only way they will for sure know you mean what you say... So always think before you give the punishment you don't want to say because your really upset "that's it your not going to grandma's birthday party" and then really not want that to be the punishment you were just really mad it's ok to say "i'm really upset with you right now go to your room while I decided your punishment"... Good Luck

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