Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsFamily · 1 month ago

My husband & I have different opinions.  How many days and how many devices do you take away from a 7 year old for back talking a parent. ?

Update:

Adopted at age 4.

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  • 1 month ago

    Devices... YOU TOO STUPID to understand a answer IF YOUR 7 year old has DEVICES...

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  • Ann
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Why does a seven year old have "devices", anyway?  Whatever happened to a child playing outside in the fresh air and using his imagination?  Just because you adopted him at age four doesn't mean you need to shower him with toys and electronics so he will feel "appreciated".  Do things with him such as taking him to the park on a picnic, teaching him how to swim, getting him involved in Cub Scouts, having him interact with grandparents, etc. He needs to learn to be around positive people, not hiding behind electronic devices. 

    Source(s): licensed specialist in school psychology
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    • Ann
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      He can do the things with people when the "stay at home" order is lifted.  In the meantime, his dad can play catch with him outside and teach him how to work in the yard, and his mom can teach him to do things around the house that don't involve electronic devices.

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  • Alan H
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Surely, you can come to a compromise.

    Start with the minimum, build up if necessary.

    But, there may be other ways: try sitting down and talking to your child 

    • Dr. Stephanie
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      why did you feel you should have included that he was adopted?

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  • 1 month ago

    Take the things away that he is most currently interested the most in. That should tell him that to get back to where he was, he needs to correct his behavior.

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  • 1 month ago

    Most couples have differences of opinion. It's normal.  And if your 7 year old needs to learn some sort of a lesson because of his behavior, then you and your husband need to discuss a punishment and come to some sort of agreement about it.

    If your kid relies on "devices" as a life sustaining practice, then that's MESSED UP

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  • 1 month ago

    This toddler needs to learn as you point out , take smartphone away for a while and no internet for a month (?)

    • Austin1 month agoReport

      Bad idea, too long, a week possibly though, it seems a little harsh for talking back once

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    i would take one away everytime they backtalked

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  • 1 month ago

    2 days, 1 favorite device.......leaves room to increase both days/devices for repeat offenses.

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  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    THAT should have been done when he was younger, might be too late now .........

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  • Dze
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    couldnt tell you .. i know what cured me of that was getting my mouth washed out with soap lol ...

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