A friend of mine just told me she was fired from her baby sitting job because she put 2 girls in a corner and made them hug as punishment .
The little girls (sisters 7 and 9) are constantly physically hitting each other, pulling hair, spitting . The mom told her to tell them what they did wrong, hug it out and go back to playing . When that didn't work she made them stand in the corner for 7mins . When that didn't work, she made them hug each other . She wouldn't let them let go of each other until they both stopped resisting and actually gave each other real hugs . Those two methods actually worked and the girls behavior improved . The other day the mother told her she didn't know what she did but she was glad it worked . When the baby sitter told the mom her method the mother was pissed, and fired her on the spot . Would you have been mad ? or ? How do you expect a sitter to handle your child's bad behavior ?