This weeks' Works for me Wednesday is about having your questions asked, instead of providing tips to others. I would appreciate any help.
Discipline ideas for a 10 yr old boy needed.
I have a very bright 10 yr old only child.
He is also very argumentative, impulsive, has attitude, speaks to adults with a tone, talks back etc...
This is the scope of his behaviour problems -he is not doing any other things (hitting, swearing etc..)
He is constantly getting in trouble in and out of school for these things. He is creating a reputation for himself - one not so flattering.
The usual punishment for this type of behaviour is grounding, which means he cannot use his electronics (computer, video games). the length of grounding depends on the offense - anywhere from a day to a week.
This punishment no longer seems to be a deterent.
Some background info - we moved this summer, so we are in a new neighbourhood and a new school. It has been difficult for him - but this is making things worse.
Do you have any suggestions on how I can better handle this? We have taken away what he likes best and still this behaviour is escalating. We have to nip this in the bud.
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