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When was the last time you were told off? Tell us about memorable punishments you've experienced, or damn good ones you've dished out

(, Thu 7 Feb 2013, 12:14)
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I very seldom meted out corporal punishment to my kids.
At least not past the age of three or so- when they're having a complete meltdown, a swat across the arse with an open hand snaps them out of it.

When my son was in his early teens he had his first cell phone. One day when he was being particularly obnoxious I took it away and locked it up, resulting in a tantrum which then got him grounded besides.

I then secretly began sending SMS messages to it and calling it. He heard it and got almost hysterical at the thought of all the messages he was missing. I was firm, though, and didn't give it back until the following day.

His rage at discovering who was calling him made it even better.
(, Thu 7 Feb 2013, 18:21, 6 replies)
I'm going to try this one
Now if my kids would just be cooperative enough to misbehave before I forget this little trick.
(, Thu 7 Feb 2013, 21:44, closed)
So, your approach to managing tantrums is to do stuff to make it worse?

(, Fri 8 Feb 2013, 14:15, closed)
Clearly you've never had kids.

(, Fri 8 Feb 2013, 18:39, closed)

had kids been to Northern Domestics at Shaw Cross
(, Fri 8 Feb 2013, 19:05, closed)
Generally, I find that if the teenager in the house is chucking a tantrum its best not to offer any more justification for the pathetic behaviour by not feeding their overinflated sense of injustice.

(, Fri 8 Feb 2013, 19:21, closed)

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