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What kind of punishments work on kids because the ones I am using don't work.

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Asked by flittingfaeries at 9:28 PM on Nov. 10, 2010 in Relationships

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  • i do timeouts for if they're doing something bad, and if they're not listening to me instead of repeating myself 1000 times i do 2 strikes and.....whatever privelage or treat i decide to take away from the. the key to any kind of dicipline though is being consistant. even when it's a pain in the butt you have to be consistant and follow through or they will walk all over you.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:31 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • What kind are you using?

    Answer by shanlaree at 9:31 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • depends on age and currency

    if they are not getting along, i have made them do a chore together, a nice tight space= the old scrub the tub (which i hate to do-bad back) anyway i warn them a few times and then i tell them if they are going to continue to fight together they can do a chore together

    and believe it or not, they get over whatever they are fighting about and have done a good job, come out of bathroom with clean tub and not fighting

    if they are mouthing off to one of us adults= attitude, i take their most treasured currency- electronic games

    they are now 14 and 10

    Answer by fiatpax at 9:32 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • It depends on the situation. Specifics may be needed here. Maybe you are over punishing? That can really turn the I don't care anymore switch on with the kids. Are you picking your battles? What have you tried?

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:36 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • depends on the age. My teenager is normally a good kid, but one time she did something that deserved punishing, so i took her ipod, phone and hair products away. She can live w/o the gadgets, but taking away her hair products was torture, lol. It works for us.

    Answer by proudmomma777 at 9:41 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • time outs of taking things away or a tap on the bottom

    Answer by gianna530 at 11:52 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Taking away privileges, such as video game time or dessert, manual labor chores like scrubbing the kitchen floor and long boring lectures about correct versus incorrect behavior work for us.


    Answer by Fistandantalus at 7:26 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • I take away toys, engagements, whatever is important to him at the moment. Timeouts don't always work with him but taking things away does. After we talk and he is doing better, he can try to earn back what was taken away.

    Answer by rio_burb at 9:51 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

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