So my 9y/o DD has trouble talking to us when she is in trouble. She breaks down in tears and doesn't talk about what she thinks she did wrong. Yelling doesn't work she just fazes out on you. So tried something new. Everyone stopped talking all together and I made her write! She couldn't come out of her room until she wrote down what she did wrong, if she thinks her punishment is fair and how she is going to try and fix the situation. I must say it was very productive! I got a page and a half from her and she said its easier for her to write things down than to talk about them. Ok so new tactic. To me, writing is still a form of communication and as long as she's willing to still communicate with us I'm all for it!!