Discipline

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Grounding a Child from Church

If a child misbehaves, would you consider grounding them from church? I don't have children yet, but I remember being grounded from church once when I was a teenager. As a Christian woman, I am against grounding children from church. I feel that it sends the message that God isn't where to turn to in times of trouble. When I was a kid, I didn't like going to church. I went because my mom made me go. I realized how important church was when I was in my late teens and as I became an adult. When I have children, they will go to church...

Bribery

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Dare I Say It? Are We Parenting by Bribery?!

Some food for thought. It just dawned on me this morning as I was browsing today’s “questions” email that the amount of questions/answers I see that come through regarding “rewards” systems for good behavior/tasks is crazy! Do children REALLY need reward charts for good behavior? Why do we feel the pressure of having all these reward systems set in place? Rewards for cleaning, rewards for potty training, rewards for behavior, rewards for doing well in school, rewards for saying please and thank you? Is this parenting by bribery or...

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Food as Rewards

I just read this on another site http://www.circleofmoms.com/debating-mums...

Grounding

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What Do You Do for Punishment?

Hi, I have 3 kids, aged almost 6, 4 and 2. The older two are boys with the almost 6 year old in 1/2 day Kindergarten. I'm going to start this by saying I have great kids. Generally they are very well behaved, but they are kids and they make mistakes. I am curious about what other parents use for punishment as their kids get older. I use time out, distraction, and taking a break with my 2 year old, and my 4 year old gets time out and toys put in time out as well. But I am struggling to find appropriate punishment for my older boy....

Punishment

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What Do You Do for Punishment?

Hi, I have 3 kids, aged almost 6, 4 and 2. The older two are boys with the almost 6 year old in 1/2 day Kindergarten. I'm going to start this by saying I have great kids. Generally they are very well behaved, but they are kids and they make mistakes. I am curious about what other parents use for punishment as their kids get older. I use time out, distraction, and taking a break with my 2 year old, and my 4 year old gets time out and toys put in time out as well. But I am struggling to find appropriate punishment for my older boy....

Spanking

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Throwing Food Overboard

Just a question for all you more "experienced" moms. I have an almost 14 month old. Every time he sits down to eat in his high chair, after eating a few bites, he starts to throw food overboard. We have dogs, so it's not the clean up I'm worried about. It's the fact that when my husband or I tell him "No" in a stern voice and tell him to put it in his mouth, he just smirks and does it again! At this age, everything they do is so cute, but I'm starting to realize that he is not understanding "NO" and if he does, then he's just choosing to...

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Looking for a Park

Im looking for a park around mesa/gilbert area that would have a duck or...

Time-outs & Grounding

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Does She Stay Grounded?

Last week I grounded one of my daughters from the computer. She is supposed to have all of her stuff done before she can get on the computer. I found out the following morning that she had not made her lunch nor finished her homework. Last night was her last night of restriction. I was in the living room when I heard the muffled sound of both of my daughters belting out 80's hits. I see my bedroom door shut. I open it up and the one who isn't grounded is sitting in the computer chair surfing youtube and the other one is standing over...