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to make DS1 pay for his own swimming goggles

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shuffleballchange Wed 28-Sep-11 13:56:40

We go to a timeshare pool once a week. DS1 was messing about after we all got out last week and threw his goggles back in the pool. He is generally a pain in the arse when its time to get out, nude laps of the pool, throwing wet trunks around etc. I refused to go back in for them as was already dry and feeding DS2. On going again this week the goggles were not in the lost property box so I assume someone has taken them. DS1 is 6. I have now bought him some new goggles but think he should pay with money from his piggybank (he gets £1 a week from his Gran). Is this a bit harsh? I know silliness and naughty behaviour is very much part of being a little boy, but he does need to learn there are consequences. I just dont know, what would you do?

bluelaguna Wed 28-Sep-11 13:58:34

Maybe use this as a warning and tell him next time he will have to pay?

worraliberty Wed 28-Sep-11 13:58:50

No, not harsh at all.

In fact I would have stopped taking him swimming as soon as he started the playing up...telling him I'll only take him again when he learns to behave.

RoseC Wed 28-Sep-11 14:20:51

YANBU. At six he doesn't need the pocket money for anything vital and it will teach him a lesson - if telling him off at the time didn't work then this might get through to him.

ExitPursuedByaBear Wed 28-Sep-11 14:24:56

My DD is nearly 12 - she has just lost her new calculator for school and wants me to buy her a new one. I have suggested she uses her birthday money. I am feeling mean but trying to stand my ground.

Good luck!

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