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  • Disciplining your tween

    3 posts, 3 voices, 670 views, started Nov 21, 2008

    Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 by Merlot63

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    • Aquamarine
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      I need to get myself a copy of “Disciplining Your Kids for Dummies“, hopefully someone already wrote such a book.  That was the direction my thoughts took as I cleaned the kitchen yesterday afternoon.  It was a mess. Melted chocolate everywhere, dirty pots and mixing bowls.  All courtesy of my daughter, the baker, who was at school selling her cake at a bake sale. I was furious at her for leaving the kitchen in such a state.  I considered leaving everything as it was for when she got back, but I needed to make dinner and working in the kitchen was impossible.  I was wondering why she was doing it over and over again, when the most simple answer came to my mind.  It was so obvious that I’m ashamed to say I didn’t think of it before.  She does it because I let her get away with it... A minute later I was in the car driving to school.  When I got there she was so happy to see me, waving me over.  She thought I was there to buy something.  I went over, put my arm around her, and told her friends she will be back.  She was so confused that she didn’t even object, and by the time she understood what was going on we were already in the car on our way home.  Of course now was her turn to be furious.  She was needed there!  It was her responsibility! But I felt really good.  I’m pretty sure that for the next day or two she will remember to clean up after herself.

      How do you discipline your kids? Any tips and tricks?



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