Grounding children......

United States
April 14, 2008 6:58pm CST
I have a six year old and she knows how to test me daily and I was thinking she might be old enough to start getting grounded from thing or whatever. Do you ground your children and how old were your children when you first did it?Do you think it works? Thanks for all who will respond.
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• United States
2 May 08
I wish I could tell you it gets batter, but I cant lol. I have a 3 yr old and a 12 yr daughter and WOW is all I can say. They are so sassy. With my 12 yr old, grounding doesnt really work, but when I start taking her stuff away, that is usually what gets her attention. Good luck and God bless :)
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
2 May 08
As a Father and Grandfather I don't believe in Punishing Children! I believe children are young adults who should always be treated with the same respect that you expect from them. It only makes sense doesn't it? If you punish your kids they will be thinking of punishing you. Whats good for the child should be good for the Parent. Kids are very quick learners and always know much more than their parents give them credit. Rather than "Grounding" a child, I would advise sitting down with them, (as I would an adult) and talking the situaton through. Make a deal and get their agreement. If they will do whatever for you, then you agree to do whatever for them. Children want and need to be treated as equals! They will respond when treated with respect. Just the same as you would!
@THKOhio (330)
• United States
2 May 08
In our family, grounding is only used if they have broken curfew or if they sneak out of the house. As I've said in other threads, we try to make the consequence relate directly to the behavior. Abusing the use of the computer results in losing the privilege of using it. Watching tv when you should be doing homework results in the loss of your tv viewign privilege. Not being home when you should be results in the loss of the privilege of leaving the house for anything but school and church.