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Old 02-21-2013, 09:11 PM   #10
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Re: Blech. I need some advice regarding appropriate consequences

Originally Posted by Nickel+3 View Post
When I nannied my little brother and sister and they would bicker or not get along, I'd give them a chore or activity that requires working together. Once I made them write and act out a play about consequences and siblings who didn't get along. Once I had them do the dishes together, one was the washer, the other the drier. I found that those punishments did much more for growing their relationship than just plain old taking stuff away.
We do that with our boys. Picking up dog doodoo is a favorite. We also make them do pushups if they can't get along...we tell them they must have too much energy and need an appropriate outlet.
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