Was just wondering what methods everyone uses to punish or when your child does something wrong, what do you do?
My method is to take their favourite thing off them for a while. Like my Ds just had his Ipod taken from him for a week. One of my friends thinks that was a bit harsh.
So do you do the same thing?
Do you smack?
Or time out?
What works for you?
We use time out, removal of toys and activities - like going to the playground. We also use bribery - like if you behave yourself at the shops you can get a treat smile
We also tell them our expectations before we do things, like when we go to the shops you need to stay with mummy and not touch everything and afterwards we will go to the playground.... if they start misbehaving then we can say if you continue we wont go to the playground after. My 5 year old is now at school and a treat for her is some money for the canteen on a Friday - so that's a priviledge that gets taken away if she's naughty, I do warn her and if she keeps being naughty she doesnt get money for the canteen.
Occasionally we smack, dont have to do it very often and then just using the threat of one is enough for them to stop misbehaving.
When they are older I'd definitely take something off them for a week (like an ipod) but at 5 and 2 taking something for a day is like forever to them.