So the rule is, during and after dinner no iPad or games. I let her play when she gets home from school until tea time if she wants. That's roughly 2 and half hours but she's rarely on it for that much time as she hops between activities. Anyways.
It's bed time at this point, she grabbed her iPad and I asked her to put it down as she knows the rules. She exclaims she doesn't and has never heard that rule before, chucks her iPad while sulking, onto the lounge which then bounces off and hits the floor. Let it be known she did this exact same thing 2 nights ago to which I also then told her not to chuck the iPad in anger, it could break.
Well tonight it did break. All the bottom is smashed, as it fell onto our tiled floors.
I immediately seen red. Fantasised about planting a big smack on her butt and sending her to bed. Of course I didn't. I had a father growing up who would flog me and my siblings constantly, yell and swear at us, so it's basically my parenting goal to be nothing like him.
She stormed off into her bedroom before she even knew it broke. I walked in several minutes later, basically just said "you're ipad is now broken because you chucked it in anger. That behaviour is not acceptable in this house. Your actions and temper just now have been appalling and I am very upset you acted the way you did. In turn you now have a broken iPad which you will not be getting back any time soon. Lay in bed and think about your actions. I love you. Goodnight."
She did say back "I didn't chuck it in anger! I didn't mean to!" But I told her to stop talking and go to sleep. I'm not going to give her iPad back any time soon, nor am I going to replace the screen.
I honestly can't believe she acted that way. I know kids will be kids. Hormones, outside influences and such make an impact on their behaviour. But seriously her attitude is getting out of control.
I'm a pretty easy going parent, I'm calm, I don't swear or yell or smack. And I know she won't ever be perfect and she's just a pretty normal kid. But it's still hard to deal with. I don't want to imagine when she is a teenager.
What is my best course of action after this?