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when an adult askes an 11 yr old boy to stop running around on the pavement, then punishing him for it is right?

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I feel my girlfriend is jealous of my son.
asked Jun 1, 2013 in Relationship by mlssadame76 Novice (160 points)
recategorized Nov 13, 2013 by Foodie
   

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it certainly depends if he stops after you ask him, why he is running around, and what he is attempting to accomplish by running around.  Punishment often is less effective than redirecting him to do something else or providing him with a useful way to express himself, or even join in and then do something else after a while that is more constructive and not demoralizing such as punishment.  One could even consider encouraging him to run, and then paying a mediocre amount of attn to him, neither excited, bored, antagonistic, or condescending....just looks like you're having fun.....okay.
answered Jun 8, 2013 by anonymous

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