is it me?

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by tammybackagain, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. tammybackagain

    tammybackagain New Member

    back story last Friday, difficult child come home wed his daily report with 10/13 frowns... Was grounded all weekend, no TV friday and half of Sat then only what I wanted to watch rest of weekend, goes to school today and 13/13 smileys. perfect day tells me that he is being good because we are spending a week dog sitting for my brother who has a million different cool things so he is going to be good all week. does this sound like impulse control? I figure if he can do it a week he can keep doing it thoughts?
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Not necessarily.

    1) it may take all the effort he has to keep it together for a week... but he may not be able to sustain that effort (been there done that)
    2) you're DOG sitting, right? please do not under-estimate the impact of a DOG (more than any other pet, by a long shot) on a child.

    If he does well for the whole week, maybe you need to invest in a dog?
  3. tammybackagain

    tammybackagain New Member

    Wish I could, the Apt we live in doesn't allow pets not even fish. hopeing to move next year though