“Listen to me. You need to stop poking the dog with your race car or there will be consequences! For both of us!”
That is when you make them sit in the corner, sitting on their hands, face to the wall and their mouths shut. That way they won’t make a sound and might actually think about what they did.
Don’t exactly advise what my dad did when we slammed the door or took our anger out on something: He made us perform a very family-public apology to offended item, on our knees, and begging forgiveness from the item until HE was satisfied…and while everyone else watched. (Fortunately this punishment was rarely enforced. XD )
It wasn’t always punishment to take my toys. I had a couple of electronic games that if I couldn’t find anywhere else, it was a sure bet my Dad was playing them.
if i said duct tape would that make me a bad person?
No, but if you said NyQuil…
Always for for me.
I was never sent to my room. I was happy in my room. I got sent to the bathroom instead.
Which just led to the odd sabotaged toothbrush….
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