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What exactly do you make "you're grounded mean?" Come home and stay in your room w/out computer, DS, playing w/friends, playing outside? How long do you usually ground for say... disrespecting you?? Or not following rules?? Need some advice. Thanks!

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Apr. 27, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • When your child does something wrong. You can ground then as a form of discipline.  That usually means they can not go any where or have friends over. You can restrict your child to their room, they can only come out to use the bathroom. If you restrict them to their room you would need to take all their stuff out, like tv, games,phones,computer. All the fun stuff.  If your child is not into going a lot of places or having friends over. Restricting them to the house will do no good. 


    Answer by louise2 at 12:30 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • The extent of the offense would determine how long they are grounded for and what they are restricted from. For example being a smart mouth would warrant a lighter punishment than lying to me would.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:28 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • At the teenaged level - grounding means no phone, no computer, no game systems, if necessary remove from the bedroom, no cell phone, no unnecessary after school activities, no dates, no friends over, having to do everything that the family is doing instead of staying home...etc.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:20 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • Totally agree with twinsplus2more

    Answer by jenzfoto at 7:26 PM on May. 1, 2010

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