Re: Is this punishment enough?
My child would have lost the sleepover for signing my name. I would also ask that he lose next weeks binder reward for cheating to get the last one. I would not have him write out sentences just because I don't think they would be an effective tool for my boy.
I remember writing sentences in school. I don't remember why I ever had to write them but I remember how I did it; I'd write the first word x number of times then the next word, then the next. It wasn't really a deterrent.
ETA: It's hard to say if it was "enough" punishment or "too harsh" because I don't know your child. If you feel like he gets why he was punished and will learn from it then it was enough. If he continues to make the same mistakes I might then consider other techniques. I can always tell if I've gone/am going too far as my kids eyes will glass over. I can then tell I've used too many words or have piled on too much, and whatever I'm trying to convey would potential get lost on them.
Kim, a doing what works for us mama to S (06/01), J (03/03), M (12/07) and S (01/11)
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. - Vivian Greene
Last edited by sojomisa; 02-17-2013 at 05:10 PM.