Monday, June 29, 2009


Okay, I am taking suggestions for a punishment.
Trent (My oldest, 12 years) got mad and and slammed his phone against the wall. The phone is fine. The phone broke through the dry wall. Why so angry? Well, he dialed a number on his phone & it didn't go through. He had forgotten to dial the 801. I can't really take away his phone, we don't have a home phone, so his is used when we have a babysitter, or when he babysits. He wants to fix the whole in the wall, but, I don't want him to like his punishment & he would really enjoy that.
What are your suggestions.


Jay said...

Have him paint the wall after he patches the hole in the drywall.

B said...
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B said...

Anger management is a tough skill to master, but it's never to early to start. Where's the hole? Maybe a suggestion would be to leave the hole for a few months so he can see it and remember how NOT to respond to frustration. If it is in a place that is out in the open that's no good. An essay on better ways to respond to disappointment and frustration and one on why it's important to respect the family's home and belongings could be an option. Maybe have him fix the hole, then work off the cost of the materials and a little extra by going without allowance or something while still doing his chores and such. Kacey and Kaiya might have some thoughts on what punishments have been effective or not effective for them ;) -Brady