This may have been done: Discipline at someone else's house
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April 3rd, 2012, 07:41 AM
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I hate to jump to the conclusion that all teens are manipulative little brats, so I won't say that she added in the swearing part, but maybe exaggerated the yelling. I could see the neighbor kids saying I "yell" at them. I'm a loud person, makes up for my size
I talk firmly. The teen that used to live nextdoor called me a drill Sargent and I said thank you.
ANYWAY. I brought up this topic a while ago because my son was put in a time out at a neighbors house as discipline (he was probably 4 or already 5) so I asked what you all thought about other parent discipline. In that case I wondered why they didn't just send him home, he would have been more upset at having to leave, and probably would have learned more than being sat in a chair for a few minutes at the friends' house. This is a friend of my older son and the middle boy doesn't get to play there often so it's a big privilege to be allowed to play with the big boys.
I would be upset, and my husband would probably be in jail if a friends parent hit one of my kids. The scolding or sending home would be the only choice for my older 3. Putting a 10 year old in time out at your house seems really strange, if my 10 year old came home and said he was put in time out I probably wouldn't send him back to your house. I guess I have the benefit of most of the kids' friends being on my block, they can just be sent home, and I see the parents on a daily basis. Personally there is only one kid that I have to "yell at" here. Her parents are strange though, and they actually allow her to use their phone to call and tattle on my kids when they are playing together. Needless to say I don't answer calls from their numbers very often anymore. This was after I talked to the dad and told him about the "boy who cried wolf" calls and he said he taught her to do that because when they lived somewhere else she would forget what her tattle was about by the time he got home so he instructed her to call and tell him immediately
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