suspended kid

United States
April 5, 2007 10:48pm CST
Not so long ago, the 10 year old screwed around at school until he got himself suspended. You could tell by looking at him that he thought he was going to have a free play day at home. I got him up at the usual time, Gave him a sack lunch and I big jug of water. Took him outside and showed him a big pile of bricks. "Move all of those bricks out to the shed. Take a break for lunch, or the bathroom, but have them all moved by the end of the day." Came home and all the bricks were moved. "why'd, I have to move the bricks, mom?" "Simple. Part of my job as a parent is to make sure you are prepared for the life that you will lead as an adult. If you don't want to do your school work and study and find a career where you use your brains, than you will be making a living doing hard labor." He went back to school and we had no trouble out of him the ret of teh school year.
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• United States
6 Apr 07
Triple +'s for you! I am so glad you didn't let him get away with what he did. Too many parents don't discipline and/or make excuses for their bad behavior.not only did you give him a lesson you gave him one for life. Bravo! I wish more parents had your mentality!
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• United States
6 Apr 07
We have pretty well behaved kids, as a general rule, but we do have to remaind them of their manners and responsibilities occassionally.
• United States
6 Apr 07
Wow, I think that you did a good thing there. Its very nice to see that parents are still teaching they're children, brains or braun. You've got to have one, so if you don't pay attention in school your going to choose braun. I have a small child almost two in june, and I'm going to try to teach him the same life lessons. Its just a good thign to teach your children to do what they're told, and to pay attention in school.
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• United States
6 Apr 07
If we don't teach them others do. And I've seen a lot of what the others have been coming up with and it;s a bit scary.
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I think that is one of the best punishments that I have heard of..Good for you! What a life's lesson easily learned! I have great appreciate for a parent who spends the time to make a punishment fit the offense. I think that you have great parenting skills. Keep up the good work!!!
• United States
6 Apr 07
We generally do try to make punichment fitting. I'm not always sure that I get it right. But I think if i didn't question things I'd worry about it.
• Canada
6 Apr 07
Wow!!! What a wonderful way of handling a tough situation. I hope now your kid realizes how smart his parents are. Good for you!!!
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• United States
6 Apr 07
Thanks for the encouragement. It's tough to decide sometimes what is the best course of action. I just hope that he got the point and that it sticks with him.