physical violence 8yr old - FamilyEducation
physical violence 8yr old
08/27/2011 at 07:51 AM

Need advice on how to deal w/ my 8 yr old and his temper. The other day he went to day camp and an older kid and him were playing air hockey. The kid started saying things that many kids say when they are winning, and the longer it went on the more frustrated and upset my 8 yr old got. Well they exchanged a few words and my 8 yr old picked up the puck and threw it at him. hit the kid in the mouth and chipped his tooth. Now I told him how very wrong his actions were, and when he runs into someone like that, those that want to get under your skin, just to walk away and tell an adult. Never hit/ throw anything when you feel mad...He understood what i was saying and feels really bad about what had happened and promised me it wouldn't happen again.(actually I think it scared him when he saw the end result of his actions) Now he goes to each of our houses every other weekend ( I'M Divorced) and he doesn't like where he lives with his dad and stepmom.(primary home)
Now what kind of punishment can I give him that what he did was wrong and he needs to be punished for it. He looks forward to coming to my house and dreads when he has to go back home. I don't want him to have an easy fun time at my house when @ his dads he is will be grounded for 2 weeks....He doesn't listen to me at times and throws fits when he doesn't get his way @ my house. Should I just not let him come to my house for 2 weeks as his punishment, (which I know he would really really hate!)

Any Ideas?????