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I got an odd chatter post asking me to come join some group saying "we won't judge you for wanting to duct tape your kid to the wall" I don't remember the group, I deleted the post when I saw it, but it got me wondering.

I can say with some certainty that I have yet to want to duct tape my child to the wall. hand him over to dad/best friend/grandma/etc... and go have some much needed mommy time yes. Cry- totally =p but never has the concept of duct taping my kid to the wall entered my head. 

although perhaps that could be classified as a creative form of time out. my grandma use to hang us by our overalls on the coat hook when we were little (different time of course- and it wasn't much of a punishment cause we loved it, I think it was more to get us to calm down when we got out of hand) and my sister did once duct tape my younger brother to the bunk bed post =p

anyways, right or wrong (or just plain funny) it got me wondering- what are some of your more creative forms of redirection/discipline?

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Nov. 24, 2010 at 6:58 AM

It's not a form of discipline, but if my daughter is not listening my husband and I will tell her to do exactly the opposite of what to do lol. It works 100% of the time! If she is not wanting to get dressed, we will say "whatever you do, don't put your clothes on" and she will laugh as she is quickly putting on her clothes. She seems to know that we are playing around so it hasn't back fired on us :)

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Nov. 24, 2010 at 7:39 AM

i've  wanted to duct tape their mouths shut, never gave into temptation though lol! laughing

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Nov. 24, 2010 at 8:03 AM

I agree with bugslady96 lol lol

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Nov. 24, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Duct tape them to the wall, no.  But that is a terrific idea!  lol!  No, I just threaten to set them on the curb with a FREE sign when they are being difficult.  Usually gets enough giggles from them to distract them from being difficult!

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