I lectured the children several different times yesterday, andagain this morning, about behavior at the bus stop. I assigned them restricted play activities yesterday as well. And explained every single time they whined about it that the punishment was due to their own actions and preventable. I stuck to my guns yesterday and did not give in at all to the whining and begging. They abided by their punishment all afternoon and went to bed without any relief from it!
But this morning, I did not get dressed and go to the bus stop woith them to monitor their behavior in person. I am still in my jammies. My eyes still have oogy stuff in them. I haven’t had anything to eat or drink. I sent them off to the bus stop with a reminder about behavior and a renewed threat to go with them tomorrow if they did not act right. I also reminded them that me going with them would make me angry. So I would be angry and at the bus stop. Not a good combination.
I just hope they believed it. Because getting dressed and out the door on Monday and Wednesday is going to be hard enough when I have to be at school. Making myself do it on non-school days is not working so far.