Seven Year Old Throwing Toddler Tantrums
Ok. Here's the deal...My husband and I have two foster sons we hope to adopt. One just turned seven, one turns nine in February. The younger one, on occasion, throws what is essentially a toddler tantrum, during which time his only response to anything is a resounding "No!" Tonight, after chances to alter that behavior, and not doing so, I took away a school field trip. My husband thinks I should give him a chance to earn it back. I do not. The reason for my stance is that he has had too many chances to alter his behavior, having been given other consequences, and he has not done so as consistently as we would like. I believe that is because other consequences haven't bothered or inconvenienced him enough. This one will. I feel that I should not give him a chance to earn it back. Advice, please.