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punishment ShellyBurger 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 106 posts
27th Nov '12

How do you punish your kid(s) when they are bad at school or do something wrong at home?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 14991 posts
status 27th Nov '12

I guess it depends on the offense. Regardless of what it was, we talk about it. It can be anything from staying in their room for the day, to writing 500 sentences, to being grounded for a week.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting ShellyBurger:" How do you punish your kid(s) when they are bad at school or do something wrong at home?"


Mine aren't in school yet. We do time outs mostly. However, I also try to figure out what the problem is if it's a continual thing. Like, if it's hitting, then I try to figure out why he's hitting and what I can do to resolve the issue as well. Sometimes we take things away. As in, if they can't play nicely with the ball after a warning, we take the ball away. We do not spank.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" I guess it depends on the offense. Regardless of what it was, we talk about it. It can be anything from staying in their room for the day, to writing 500 sentences, to being grounded for a week."


Writing penalties don't work. And neither does grounding really. And putting them in their room makes a kid associate their room with bad instead of rest....

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 14991 posts
status 27th Nov '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" Writing penalties don't work. And neither does grounding really. And putting them in their room makes a kid associate their room with bad instead of rest...."

Works for my kids. I made my Daughter write sentences once, for going behind my back to get permission from her Dad to do something after I'd already told her no. She was notorious for doing it. She had to write 500 sentences about it and she hasn't done it since.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Works for my kids. I made my Daughter write sentences once, for going behind my back to get permission ... [snip!] ... I'd already told her no. She was notorious for doing it. She had to write 500 sentences about it and she hasn't done it since."


Yeah I had to write penalties as a kid. My dad thought it worked. It didn't. I just figured out how to be more sneaky.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 14991 posts
status 27th Nov '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" Yeah I had to write penalties as a kid. My dad thought it worked. It didn't. I just figured out how to be more sneaky."

:twisted:




She's only 9, she better not be all sneaky and ninjalike yet.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
27th Nov '12

My kids lose their stuff.
ipods
ipads
laptops
video games
tv time



they sit at the table and write lines. My 10 year old does 100-200 lines depending on the offence. My 4 year old gets 20-50 lines depending as well.



When they are done with their lines, they write an apology (if needed) then they are sent to their rooms for the rest of the night, only to come out to eat and pee shower etc...



While in their rooms they clean, re-fold their clothes and re-put them away, re-organize toys etc....



That is for serious things like hitting and talking back etc...



Smaller offences is usually no tv and electronics for the night, and sent to their rooms with early bed.



I also take away other activities like: Skating on friday nights and going to watch hockey games, swiming on saturday afternoons and skating again on sundays.
We go to the movies on Tuesday nights every week and they lose that option as well if they act up.



My kids are pretty good tho, they usually maybe lose one of those activities or need to write lines maybe once a month. lol



I also sometimes (depending on what happened) for them to write me a letter on what they did, why they chose to do it, what they accomplished from doing it and if they would do it again. lol



And then they get to chose their own punishment (if it is suitable) and go from there.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" My kids lose their stuff. ipods ipads laptops video games tv time they sit at the table and write lines. ... [snip!] ... it and if they would do it again. lol And then they get to chose their own punishment (if it is suitable) and go from there."


You really do that to your four year old?

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" You really do that to your four year old?"



Ya, why not?