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Too much punishment? Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3308 posts
2nd May '13

I worked at a home daycare for a short time, the lady was awful, but she has an almost 10-yo son who functions high on the autism spectrum. She home schools him. He was not doing his homework efficiently enough to her liking one day and she had him stand against the wall with his arms straight up in the air... he started crying and saying they hurt. She had him stay that way for a few minutes. It just seemed like too much to me... thoughts?

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7110 posts
2nd May '13

That;s my nephews punishment when they are being extremely naughty. They are 5 and 8.



Maybe for something little it's a harsh

Mari-C 18 kids; Nebraska 3695 posts
2nd May '13

Wtf? Does she moonlight as a drill sargeant?

Poor kid :?

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 7992 posts
2nd May '13

Um yeah..definitely too much.

✖Mandalorian 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Georgia 5386 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Mrs. C.:" Wtf? Does she moonlight as a drill sargeant? Poor kid :?"


lol my grandpa was one and he used to make us do this. It was horrible. :?

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
2nd May '13

It's stupid. What are they going to learn from that?!

mommy@4 36 kids; Georgia 472 posts
2nd May '13

As kids we had to stand on one foot in the corner if we moved we had to start over. It sucked!!!!

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45937 posts
2nd May '13

That is definitely too much.



A person I know made her kids to that, wall sits, jogging around their backyard and kneeling holding a book out in front of them.

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3308 posts
2nd May '13

Ok glad I'm not the only one who thinks so, I thought maybe I was just being a big softie. I felt so bad for him.

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
2nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:</b>" I don't know how true it is, but my late MIL said that when she was a kid they would throw uncooked ... [snip!] ... they had to kneel on it, with their arms raised, in the middle of the courtyard in their school for an entire class period. "</blockquote>



Ouch!

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31443 posts
3rd May '13

A few minutes of standing in a corner with your arms up and the kid is 10? Yea, not harsh at all, IMO.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45937 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Destinite:" A few minutes of standing in a corner with your arms up and the kid is 10? Yea, not harsh at all, IMO."


My reasoning for saying it was too much was because of what he was being punished for.



He is homeschooled and wasn't doing his work fast enough, that is not an appropriate punishment.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31443 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" My reasoning for saying it was too much was because of what he was being punished for. He is homeschooled and wasn't doing his work fast enough, that is not an appropriate punishment."


What kind of punishment would you feel was appropriate?

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45937 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Destinite:" What kind of punishment would you feel was appropriate?"


Not allowing them to do activities that they enjoy until the work is completed.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31443 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Not allowing them to do activities that they enjoy until the work is completed."

Well, that is usually a given in my house. That was my parents rule when I was growing up. Homework first, then chores, then fun.