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Discipline. Michael Myers Due May 27 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; visalia, CA, United States 3541 posts
Apr 24th '17

How do you discipline your kids? For lying, fighting, not listening, being disrespectful ect. Not all at once of course lol but just in general. I know some actions don't always need discipline and it's different with every incident, but you get where I'm going with this.

...B... 5 kids; 3 angel babies; .., .., Christmas Island 1313 posts
Apr 24th '17

I do a lot of time outs and taking things away. Sometimes they get sent to bed early, but thats usually for really bad offenses. 

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4579 posts
Apr 24th '17

I make them sit on the stairs. Our stairs going upstairs are in the living room so they sit on the bottom step. right now it works good 

Cat.Woman. 2 kids; Gotham City, PA, United States 9783 posts
Apr 24th '17

My oldest is almost 9. Taking away tv time, his tablet, playing outside with friends, and no dessert are usual punishments. 

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 9013 posts
Apr 24th '17

My oldest is only 3. He isn't really capable of lying yet. He has such a temper. I just verbally reprimand him. Ask him how he's acting, and re-direct. I'm mostly still in the bribery and threatening him phase. 


his new thing is "mom you are being bad to me", so I use his own phrases against him. 

anna_allover Due April 3; 1 child; 1 angel baby; United States 866 posts
Apr 24th '17

Quoting Have Heart:
My oldest is only 3. He isn't really capable of lying yet. He has such a temper. I just verbally reprimand him. Ask him how he's acting, and re-direct. I'm mostly still in the bribery and threatening him phase. 


his new thing is "mom you are being bad to me", so I use his own phrases against him. 


I love this. I do a lot of self reflection and redirection with DS who's 5. "Do you like it when people treat you that way? Treat people how you want to be treated." When he misbehaves he ends up looking at the corner for 5 minutes. Or he gets screen time for that day taken away. He always feels like his punishments are the end of the world so it usually snaps him out of it.

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 9013 posts
Apr 24th '17

Quoting anna_allover:

I love this. I do a lot of self reflection and redirection with DS who's 5. "Do you like it when people treat you that way? Treat people how you want to be treated." When he misbehaves he ends up looking at the corner for 5 minutes. Or he gets screen time for that day taken away. He always feels like his punishments are the end of the world so it usually snaps him out of it.


Definitely the self reflection! Especially when I scold him or something and his response is "is that how you're supposed to treat me?". Uhm, yes? I'm your mother. But sometimes I'm kind of really overacting. He also tells me "omg mom, just calm down".

Just trying to get him to calm down is my struggle. Taking things only distracts him from the situation at hand. I've tried to just tell him not to be an a*****e pretty much. I haven't really taken things away at this point. But, handing toys to his baby brother and telling him "if you don't pick up, he can play with them" has been my recent go to getting him to pick up after himself. 

⭐No Apologies Due April 10; Miami, FL, United States 4076 posts
Apr 25th '17

Time outs, taking priveleges away, and going to bed early. We just recently started making my oldest 2 read a book and have to give a report on what they read. They hate that! But its win-win for me. They brush up on their reading and i get some quiet time because the little ones usually try to read too lol