I have resorted to burning Pokémon cards as a punishment when my kid doesn’t do basic stuff he has to do.

12:04 PM · Oct 15, 2021

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(The basic stuff is eating. He comes home without having eaten any of his lunch? Card burnt. He doesn’t eat enough dinner? Card burnt. Bear in mind my kid is about 4’6” tall at age 7 and yet weighs less than 55 pounds. He needs to put some weight on, specifically muscle).
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Please tell my husband who thinks I am history’s worth monster.
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Replying to @LizMair
So how long will it be before he figures out that all he has to do is dump his lunch in the garbage at school to avoid losing any more cards?
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Replying to @LizMair
He already seems to have an issue with food and your are just traumatizing him more by destroying stuff he loves, including your relationship with him. That’s pretty damn evil. And not in your long term interest as this person’s relative
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Replying to @LizMair
What a violent punishment! Please speak with his pediatrician about what might be going on with his eating. And try another approach. This almost sounds like an eating disorder, which can be caused by a feeling of having no power. Kids need control over something in their lives.
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Replying to @LizMair
Don't do that, Liz. It's traumatizing for the child & only teaches them violent behavior. You are destroying your relationship with him.
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Replying to @LizMair
This might be worse than what bean dad did.
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