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Harsh Consequences?

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I have been using the ticket system with my 5-year-old for about a week now. When he loses his tickets he’s sent to his room for the remainder of the day. However, my son seems to be dealing with some abandonment issues with his father. I’m concerned that sending him away to his room may be feeding into that fear. I’m worried I’m sending him the same message he had received from his father . . . “You were naughty, now go away from me.” I’m curious if there’s something else I could do when he loses his tickets. I’ve thought about taking away all toys, including his prized possessions (his trains) but still allowing him to be a pat of the family. What do you think?

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