Lying, and deceiving in my house is unacceptable. It is probably the worst thing you can do. When we have caught our children lying or being sneaky (which is few times but they have tried) we have made the punishments pretty severe. My sd had to stand in a corner, facing the wall for an hour (that was my dh's choice, his kid, his rules). When my dd lied to me she was made to lie on her bed, facing the ceiling, doing absolutely nothing for an hour. Then when she was done she had to clean the whole bathroom, including scrubbing the toilet, shower, etc. I kept her busy with chores the remainder of the night until bed. No TV, computer, etc. Make the punishment memorable and they will think twice before doing it again. Just taking away a Tv, ds, etc. isn't going to do anything b/c they'll just find something else to do. OR make them earn the DS/TV. Such as...each day you act good you get 1 hour of time on your DS earned.
at 11:30 AM on Feb. 22, 2010