I remember being younger, I was constantly sent to my room and told to think about what I did. Depending on age the room stay lasted a few minutes to days, however I don't ever remember actually thinking about what I did. I can't remember under age 5, but I can remember being in kindergarden. I had a magnet letter board in my room, and anytime I was sent there to "think" I just pulled out my letter bored and played. As I got older I read a book, listened to music, wrote in my journal, slept, or watched tv. But I never actually contemplated what I had done. I still hear parents say to their kids "go to your room and think about what you've done for awhile." Does anyone really believe/expect their child is following through on this, or is it just something we say to get them into their room? I'll send my 5 year old to his room to calm down if he's out of control, but its not used as a punishment because he has too many toys in there. If I want punishment he sits in the corner in time-out. Letting him play in his room gives me time to calm down, and him forced quiet time. I'm fully aware if I told him to think about his actions he'd go right into playing with cars and have no thought other then cars what so ever. What about you ladies? Did you think while in your rooms as a child/teen? Do you expect your kids to think about what they did while in their rooms now? Or is it more for keeping the peace and one's thoughts aren't fussed over.
Answer by mslksdh at 8:31 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
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