So, this morning I caught the 8-yo with his Pokemon cards at daycare despite being told that he could NOT take them (the reason being that the older kids tend to find ways to "win" the cards from him).
I took them away, but now need to come up with an appropriate punishment for not doing what he was told. I rarely catch the kids in this behavior, and we will of course have a long talk about how I need to trust him to do what I ask even when he doesn't want to, but to make it sink in, I really have to have some other consequence.
I was thinking of loss of electronics for 2 days...no GameBoy, no TV, no computer, no PlayStation. Books, card games, puzzles, playing outside, etc. would still be OK.
Is this reasonable? I don't think I should let him off the hook completely, but I also don't want to be too hard on him.
Michele 44, DH46, DD10, DS8, DS 18 mo