behavior problems in teens
How do you know when your kids have done something wrong?
June 10, 2007 1:55pm CST
Most times my little girl knows she's done something wrong, even before I do. If she pulls a figurine off a shelf or does something that is on the naughty list, she tracks me down and demands that I go inspect what she has done. This is one honest kid. No fear at all! And, if I catch her in the act, she'll throw up her arms and say, "Give me a hug! Who's my buddy? You are!" That's how I know she's been misbehaving behind my back. And, then I start looking around for something that's broken. And, I always check the bathroom to make sure one of her dolls hasn't found a new residence inside the commode. Maybe she's so open because she knows there won't be any serious consequences for doing so. How do you know when your kids have misbehaved at school or broken something in the house? Do they confess right away without pressure? Or hide the evidence under the bed? Or, do you have to wait for a call from their teacher detailing the event?
• United States
10 Jun 07
That's so cute! I know when my son has done something wrong, because out of the blue, even when all his chores are done, he asks what I need done so that he can help me. Usually, it is nothing big, but he tries to get brownie points by helping me, before he tells on himself.