It comes easy when whatever the kids want is dangerous or completely ridiculous, but there are times when I don’t want to be the one who says no, or the one who grounds them over grades or takes away the PlayStation 3.
I want to let them stay up late and eat ice cream for dinner, or be the one who lets them have a hooky day to see the latest Harry Potter movie.
It’s a balance. Just like everything is really. But what makes this subject interesting are the unique and creative ways people have of disciplining their children. I have heard everything from timeouts to wearing a 'whiner cap' to scrubbing the floor with a toothbrush to cutting the lawn with fingernail clippers (that's for teens). I like the idea of not so much punishment as teaching them every choice has a consequence.
What is the most creative punishment you have ever enforced on your child? And if you don't have kids...what was the most creative punishment given to you???
I wish I had a great example to share from my own childhood but I don't.
I was never technically caught.