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Mattwall1 November 4th, 2013 2:13pm

Parents: what is the most creative punishment you have ever used?

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Reneezii Exodus 20. 8 to 11
11/04/13 10:28 pm

My son is 1. I tell him no, and then tell him why he shouldn't do it and then give him a hug. Works for me.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
11/04/13 1:37 pm

My oldest boys fought constantly, so I'd put them in time out......together....and make them hold hands. If they let go, they had to hug instead. They hated it, but I thought it was funny. It didn't take long for them to make up.

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sojourner present
11/04/13 9:34 am

Most recent : 45 minutes late past curfew - next fun night out he had to come home 45 minutes before curfew. We discussed he owed me 45 min. Punishment fit the crime

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Goldiemol dry side of WA
11/04/13 8:41 am

It was not really a punishment. We try to give our kids acceptable options. We were at a birthday party and my very picky 2 year old was getting upset that I told her they had hot dogs. I told her then that she had a choice of either a hot dog or a hot dog. She happily picked hot dog and ate it all.

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Goldiemol dry side of WA
11/04/13 8:43 am

Power struggles are not always worth it. I could not get away with that now that she is 6 but she no longer throws fits about eating food either.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
11/04/13 8:46 am

It it's also one of my favorite parenting moments because it was just so gosh darn cute and so gosh darn her. She likes feeling like she had control over herself.

GetEduc8d learning more everyday
11/04/13 8:02 am

Instead of punishing try guiding. Most kids want to be good. Especially with little kids don't misbehave because they're bad but they act out because there is some need that's not being met (they're tired, need attention, hungry) & they don't yet...

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GetEduc8d learning more everyday
11/04/13 8:02 am

have the tools to express themselves. The one that makes the most difference is giving attention. The more I take time to connect with my kids the fewer meltdowns we have.

JanuaryLove
11/04/13 8:00 am

I'm not big on creative punishments. I try to aim for natural consequences whenever possible. I'll be reading the responses here, though, out of curiosity.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
11/04/13 7:38 am

Circle of tape at nose height on blank wall. Nose inside circle for one minute for each year of life. Had to use this 5 times with my older daughter.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
11/04/13 7:57 am

The inability to focus or see anything other than wall drove her insane. Try doing it for one minute. Then imagine you are a five year old having to do it for five minutes.

Mattwall1
11/04/13 7:58 am

Ah. My mom had me write essays at that age

cpaswr just say the letters
11/04/13 7:29 am

My son is only 1, all I have to do is tell him no in my mean voice.

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
11/04/13 7:28 am

Yard work for Cs on report cards, it's not punishment as much as job training if he keeps getting Cs

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Mattwall1
11/04/13 7:32 am

My mom used to make me write essays when I was little if I did something wrong

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/04/13 7:15 am

A taser. He's constantly telling me, "don't tase me bro".

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Mattwall1
11/04/13 7:17 am

You use a taser on you kid? How old is he?

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
11/04/13 7:18 am

Yeah, what's wrong with that? Little bastard learned quickly not to cross the old man.

Mattwall1
11/04/13 7:19 am

It just seems a bit harsh I guess. What did he do to deserve that? And howl old was/is he?

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
11/04/13 7:40 am

I'm pretty sure Scotty is pulling your leg, Matt!

Mattwall1
11/04/13 7:53 am

Ow that hurts Scotty!