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How to Discipline at Home for Misbehavior at School


Hello, our 4-year-old scratched another student at school today because he wouldn’t be his friend. How do we discipline at home for school misbehavior? Thank you!


Hi! Thanks so much for your question.

A 4 year old has the cognitive ability to understand that if he gets in trouble at school, then he will receive a consequence at home, although the offense happened a few hours prior. So you would treat it as you would any other misbehavior. Losing some favorite toy or game, going to bed early, loss of electronics, etc etc. You know his currency. And remind him of all the school rules. Mainly keeping his hands to himself!

Hope this helps!

Traci Turner
Certified Parent Coach

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