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As a parent, if you punish your child but later find out that he didn't do anything wrong, do you make it up to him with some type of a reward?

MidnightCowboy 2012/06/19 04:32:20
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  • Fighting4U 2012/06/19 14:48:16
    Yes I do!
    Fighting4U
    It's the right thing to do.
  • mr echo 2012/06/19 10:11:54
    Undecided
    mr echo
    not a parent but that seems fair
  • carol d. 2012/06/19 09:51:34
    No
    carol d.
    I believe you might want to apoligize but reward? no sending them the wrong message
  • overseanancy 2012/06/19 08:03:56
    Undecided
    overseanancy
    I think that apologizing first is important, but i will probably just plan to do something fun so that he or she forgives me.

    ( I don't have kids yet.0
  • Chukroast 2012/06/19 07:25:58
    Yes I do!
    Chukroast
    +1
    But the reward does not have to be a gift. I can be a meaningful apology and kind words of encouragement.
  • HarleyCharley 2012/06/19 07:10:16
    Yes I do!
    HarleyCharley
    yep...
  • sockpuppet 2012/06/19 05:05:50
    No
    sockpuppet
    +2
    The whole goal of punishment is to effect positive behavioral change. You should sit down with the child and simply admit you were wrong-- it's a good lesson in how to handle the responsibility that comes with authority. It's a good lesson in forgiveness-- giving as well as receiving. It's a good opportunity to give him/her a bit of perspective on the world. Experience is a good teacher, but not always the kindest. :O)

    note: I have no children. I've only dealt with a small army of de facto nieces and nephews.
  • BubblyBlonde 2012/06/19 04:36:22
    Yes I do!
    BubblyBlonde
    I'm not a parent, but you do need to apologize and make it up to him.

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