Am I being too harsh to my 3.5 year old?

(8 Posts)
Avondale Mon 22-Jul-13 16:58:59

DC3 has just thrown his tea all over the floor deliberately followed by his orange juice. Not a tantrun, just being silly. We had already talked about having an ice cream with a flake for afters. So I have given the other DC this treat but not DC3. Obviously he is very upset. Am I being too harsh?

notanyanymore Mon 22-Jul-13 17:00:10

no not at all. seems a fair and linked punishment imo.

VegPatchLurker Mon 22-Jul-13 17:01:50

No. Fair.

Not long till bedtime grin

usualsuspect Mon 22-Jul-13 17:02:38

I couldn't let him sit and watch the others eating ice cream.

But I'm a soft touch [no help]

runningonwillpower Mon 22-Jul-13 17:06:03

3 year olds can't make deals and stick with them.

I'm with usualsuspect.

Avondale Mon 22-Jul-13 17:09:04

Equally split opinions!
Runningonwillpower .. Not sure what you mean by 3 years making deals?
Thanks for opinions tho.

VenusInfers Mon 22-Jul-13 17:11:18

You did the right thing. My DS is about the same age, and I think it's old enough to start learning about consequences. Throwing food and drink on the floor is clearly naughty, so he needs to learn not to do it.

Plus it means more ice cream for you. smile

usualsuspect Mon 22-Jul-13 17:11:44

If you think you have done the right thing,doesn't matter what I think.

I was rubbish at following through with punishments grin

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