What is a punishment for a 4 year old that threw a rock at someone's car as they were driving past? They didn't get upset they just was warning me.

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Kate CP - posted on 04/13/2009

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First, who told you the 4 year old threw the stone? Second, who was watching the 4 year old when he threw the stone? And third, how much (if any) damage was done to the car?

Maria - posted on 04/13/2009

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Explain to the child how this is wrong and ask them how they would feel if some one threw something at them or at something they really likes. also I would take that toy they really enjoy play with for about a week or so.

Mary-Ann - posted on 04/13/2009

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I would spank my child, that could have caused a serious accident and be grounded from playing outside for a day. By 4 a child should know a rock can hurt people.

Courtney - posted on 04/13/2009

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If they can't play nice then they can't play outside with the other kids. Tell him that & let him stay inside for a day. That will show him you mean business & he will be plenty upset & learn his lesson when he sees other children outside while he has to stay in.

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