How long to ground?
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|Mon, 08-30-2004 - 9:30am|
He stomped as hard (really hard) as he could up stairs sort of yelling and wailing, slammed his door and was stomping more. A full fledge temper tantrum. He is doing this too frequently when he's in trouble. I tell you, it was all I could do not to yell or follow him upstairs and physically smack him. I'm not a hitter, but boy oh boy, do I want to sometimes. DH came home just then and heard him stomping and he did the 'Hey, get down here" stuff. That sort sort surprised ds and it stopped immmediately. My heart was just racing I was so mad at him.
Now, I think one of the reasons he did lose control is because he spent the night the night before at a friends and stayed up until midnight, the got up at 7:00. But...he still needs to be punished for verbally and physically acting out his anger.
I told him he was to spend the remainder of the evening up in his room. Which, is no big deal, it was only an hour after dinner. Plus, this week he could go to football practice, but no outdoor free time after school with friends. He was not going to act like that with no consequences.
My question is: Is all week too long? He needs to remember that it's not worth it to act like that...he was very very loud and banging things upstairs.