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is this a harsh punishment?

He gets timeout when he does something bad. Like back talking, lying,not listening,ect... Well one thing is standing facing the wall with your hands up on your sides. The other one is leaning against the wall like your sitting on a chair. Well I use to do this in elementary in P.E. What do you think?? Its for a four year old.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:32 AM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I think it's too harsh. Regular time out should be enough.

    Answer by Syphon at 6:42 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • In my opinion making a 4 year old lean against the wall in such a way to cause physical strain is a bit much. How long do you make him do that?

    Answer by Ashes0813 at 6:43 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Sounds too much to me too for only four.

    Answer by Cochise at 6:52 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • There are definitely better & more efficient ways to discipline.


    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:02 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Plain old time out without the phsycal strain is enough!

    Answer by older at 7:28 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I have to agree with the others, just plain time out should be plenty.

    Answer by mommy11260 at 7:54 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I agree with other moms.............just do plain time out. Don't add a physical challenge to it

    Answer by elizabr at 8:54 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • The answer to your question is YES. What you describe in not appropriate for any age. The purpose of discipline is to teach children what is acceptable behavior. To be effective, it needs to take into consideration a child's age and be directly related, if at all possible, to the behavior you are trying to correct. There is no "one size fits all" for problem behavior. Each of the issues you mention requires a different approach.


    Answer by teacher-author at 9:13 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • why not give the kid a spanking and get it over with? Making him lean against a wall like that i think is far worse then a spanking.

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:06 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

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