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My thirteen year old son slapped me in the chest/ shoulder hard in a fit of rage this morning. He quickly apologized. How to respond?

I'm certain it needs some form of punishment. Any ideas? if you're a parent of a teen, how would you handle this?

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It depends on how sincere the apology was, but yes, I agree that it needs some form of punishment. I'm not sure your views on corporal punishment.....do what you think is best.

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Ground him for a month or so and tell him to think about what he has done.

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thats wat im here 4
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if he was trying to hurt you then take away phone privileges, computer, tv, etc. if it was intended then just have him think about it for an hour

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Thanks for reminding me why I don't want kids...

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Hahahhaa
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Depends how hard the slap was and how sincere the apology was, every child has fits, you should just let it go.

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Let it go! That what's wrong with today's parenting , let it go, until he or she kills yu or someone else.
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@ Gordon thank you very much! I agree 100%
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i would respond with a belt

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He definitely needs to clearly understand that he cannot assault you or anyone. This type of conduct generally tends to escalate with time. He's probably a great kid with a lot of potential but hasn't yet learned to control his anger. If you have a partner, I would suggest that they have a heart to heart with him. If you don't, you need to find someone such as a minister or counselor to reach out to him.

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