Thursday, July 12, 2007

No offense Candy but as you have yet to raise a child to adulthood, let alone mid elementary, jr. high or high school. Perhaps you should wait a year or ten before trying to speak so authoritatively on the topic.

For example:
Also be consistent with your SW child in discipline. He needs to be punished for EVERY wrongdoing, bad attitude, etc. Don't let ANYTHING slide. If he thinks he has a 10% chance of getting away with something, he most likely will take that 10% chance.

That might work for a 2-year-old. But you need to pick your battles when they get a bit older or you're really going to face some serious rebellion. My oldest will be 18 next week and we still struggle with this but as he makes decent grades, participates regularly on a swim team and has held a job for over a year, I guess we've done some things right.

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