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|Fri, 10-31-2008 - 1:41pm|
A 8 year old boy decides to continually act like a young child/baby. From pushing other kids because he wants what they have to taking back to even pooping or peeing his pants because he doesnt want to stop what he is doing. Tried discipline of time out and giving up toys and such and nothing worked. So told child if he continued to act like a baby he would be treated as one. When Child wet pants again because he wanted to continue to play video game and said that was why he wet them he was told he would be treated like a baby for a day. He wore pull ups (still used the bathroom though) sat in a booster seat at the table and we helped feed him, bringing the spoon to his mouth for him to eat. We made him take a nap and go to bed early. We spoke really nice to him like you would a young child a little high pitchy like you kind of do little kids or babies, You know like, Isn't that soooo good! with a smile. And for the first time ever he said sorry without being told he should do such. He hate that form of discipline because he likes being a BIG BOY!
I don't find anything wrong with this as it isn't cruel and he was warned. He is however split between our home and his mothers home and now am being told that I should not do this. What is wrong with it if he is acting that way and knows what will happen? He tells us he likes his other house because when he lies and doesn't things bad he doesn't get in trouble and I don't parent like that. We are to teach our children right and wrong not let them get away with everything. I do know kids make mistakes and things "slide" at times because they are kids but certain actions NEED deiscipline. Please let me know what you think.