Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Done that too. Treats are her big one. She is a treat hound. TV is second. Spongebob, ftw!
We've taken away both, sometimes for a week...didn't help. She's right back to doing the same thing again, even during the punishment period.
My nine year old doesn't need much in the way of correction (not that she's perfect, mind you). Most of her disciplining comes as a result of video game disputes or misuse. A good grounding for a week or so usually takes care of things. My problem with her though is that beyond video games, she really isn't motivated by much of anything. Until recently she wouldn't/couldn't ride a bike. She wouldn't even try to learn. Finally the last time she had to be "punished" because of a video game violation I grounded her until she learned to ride a bike. It could be a day. Two days. A week. Whatever. It was all up to her. The little twerp still had made no effort after two weeks. Finally she made up her mind to give it a try. I think it was more to get me off her case than anything else. She went outside with Mom, and less than five minutes later, the seven year old came in and said, "Dad, Rachel's doing it!" So I let her back on video games. She hasn't been so attached to them either. She actually wants to ride bike BEFORE gaming sometimes.
My seven year old...now that's a different story. She's not defiant, but she's a handful. I'm too much of a softie to take away cool things like hockey.