My ten year old son.

@ky1119 (699)
United States
July 15, 2007 2:46pm CST
My middle son is going to be 10 in August. Argh, suddenly he's got such attitude and is so mouthy. He's being so disrespectful. Over the last three days he's broken my daughter's favorite barbie and today he broke her favorite headband. I had given him five dollars for doing chores I had to beg him to do, and I made him give it to his sister so she could replace her things that he's broken. Do you think that's unfair?
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@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
15 Jul 07
No, I don't think you are being unfair at all. H eneeds to learn when he does something wrong their will be conquences for his actions. I think you are on the right track in keeping him in line. But be ware...he is at the age to rebel and act out. My oldest boy is 16 and my youngest is 8. My oldest went through it and I still have days where I want to smack him silly. My 8 yr old is now starting little by little to pull the same crap my oldest did at the age. But I am one up on him. As I know what didn't work with my oldest. Good luck...I just want you to know..that it is normal for brothers to breal their sisters stuff. Even if we like it or allow it. Boys do that as a way of getting back. But it is something that needs nipped in the butt before it get worse.
• Canada
15 Jul 07
I think what you did was extremely fair. Your son needs to recognize the fact that when he does something wrong there will be consequences. Let him know that if his daughter went around breaking his toys, you would treat her the same way you are treating him.