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My son & I just returned from getting him new sneakers, and his behavior & tantrums were down right awful in public. He is 5 now. So, I told him he was punished, sent to his room. I told him he could do whatever he wants in his room: read books, play with his globe or solar system talking thingy, or write on his white board. But he cannot leave his room, and cannot go to his toyroom. I just spoke to my husband and he insisted that my son does nothing-sit on the bed and do nothing. Apparently we're at a disagreement about what "punished go to your room" means. Being that I'm the one at home and he's at work now, I'll call the shots. So....for t hose of you with older kids and have used the "Go to your room" as punishment, is being sent to your room punishment enough? Or do you also remove certain items in the room, or do not allow certain items to be played with while being punished? Actually, now that he stopped crying, I am hopeful he is laying on his bed and taking a nap. I think the tantrums were a result of 1) not getting his way in the store AND 2) being tired from not sleeping well the night before.