What punishment do you give your kids when they misbehave?

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Montana - posted on 10/10/2011

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First a warning, second I make it CLEAR its THEIR choice what happens next, either do what you're supposed to do or go to your room and lay down for a bit... Not necessarily to go to sleep but just so they know they cant play with their toys or whatever. I guess... basically a timeout. If that doesnt work I take away privelages. If THAT doesnt work then I DO spank but its the last resort. I dont wanna open up a discussion about spanking or whatever. Its my choice as a parent so no judgement please.

Alicia - posted on 10/09/2011

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My daughter is 2, and hitting tantrums like nobodies business. She is our only child, and will stay that way, so we are still fairly new at this. I don't believe in spanking, I was spanked when younger and swore I would NEVER do it. If Gracie does something dangerous ie:runs to the street, climbs up to the knives, gets into the dishwasher, tries to open the oven/touch the stove, we smack her hand and explain to her why we had to do this and that what she was doing could cause owies. tantrums, just not listening, or anything else really we put her in her room for 2 minutes for time out. we explain why were doing it before, and explain again after the 2 minutes are up. For the most part I have a pretty good 2 year old, but timeouts are necessary in our house.

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Kelina - posted on 10/10/2011

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depends on the age and the misbehaviour. My son is 2 1/2 and timeouts usually work pretty well but if he doesn't listen, the timeout doesn't work, or he's deliberately driving me insane, he might get spanked. The threat of spanking is usually enough to do the trick. HE really doesn't like it!

Erica - posted on 10/10/2011

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I have a 2 1/2 year old. She is amazing and good child 1st she it explained to why its bad/wrong then she is sent to the naughty corner for 2 mins if that doesnt correct it she gets a spanking. After that she is sent to bed for a nap or bedtime depending on what time it is

Kacie - posted on 10/10/2011

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Depends on what it is he has done. Timeouts, groundings, taking things away, if its bad enough or ive told him more than once then its a spanking. but thats a rare occurrence. he's learned quick and is very well behaved.

just gotta do what works for said kid(s)

Khara - posted on 10/10/2011

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We use timeout's, groundings & take things away... That seems to work pretty good! Which my kids are 5, 7, & 9.. & we don't like to spank at all.. We are kind of push over's too we hate it when they are in trouble... lol but usually the worst punishment for them is grounded & we make them sit on their bed for the day or remainder of the day & they can read & that's it... If it's a mild punishment they get time out for about 15 minutes to think about what they have done wrong... & why they shouldn't do it.. If it's something that they need to work & improve on they lose something they like... For example: my son is the worlds worst about eating... He's 7 years old & not only does he like to play at the dinner table & take forever... He doesn't "like" anything! So after a while of arguing with him on a daily basis to get him to eat we took away his xbox... And he doesn't get it back until his eating habits get better. Because lord knows he loves that thing so if he wants it back he will start eating better! :) I mean my 5 year old daughter probably weighs more than he does & is catching up with him height wise.. He needs better eating habits for sure... But that's just how we do things around here... lol :)

Tamara - posted on 10/09/2011

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Everything here depends on what it is that happened. Many times we just let the natural consequences take its course. That is usually enough, We do alot of positive reinforcement with the little two, and my oldest, the middle son don't quite understand any of it so we go with what works at the moment.

Katherine - posted on 10/08/2011

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I don't. I use positive reinforcement. Usually a rewards chart of some kind.

If they do well that day they get a sticker, if not no sticker.

3 in a row they get to do something special and it doesn't have to cost money. I don't know how old your kids are so it's kind of hard to dictate what to do.

Anyways I will take them to the bookstore, library, park or pet store. Or if I feel they have done extra well give them money or take them for ice cream.

Negative reinforcement begets negative behavior. Always remember that.

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