carving name in sisters dresser

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by crzymomof4, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. crzymomof4

    crzymomof4 New Member

    ok heres one, K just carved her name in her sisters dresser thats in another room on the way to the bathroom. She says it wasnt her but shes the oldest except the 16yr old who is at work, and the only one who can spell her name.. How do I handle this one??? Please i just need some advise..thanks all
  2. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Hand her some sandpaper, and tell her to sand down the mess she made. Even if you have to go back and fix it down the line, give her the consequence that fits the "crime".

    Supervise her progress. Do not yell, but encourage her. It does not have to be perfect. It does not even have to be good. It just has to be something to deter her from doing it again. When she is done, tell her very matter-of-factly that she did a good job, and then, drop it. Don't bring it up again.

    That's what i would do.
  3. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I'd say this is her dresser now and give hers to the other sister. And ditto what BBK said.
  4. crzymomof4

    crzymomof4 New Member

    yeah i thought of that too. she wouldnt like it cuz it is smaller and her clothes would never fit.. think we are going to try the sanding 1st and see how that goes.. cuz then its her problem and not mine to move the dressers around.
  5. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    I like the sanding idea.

  6. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Then it'd be time to get rid of some clothes, too. I'd be chucking them out the window. That would get my Irish up.