Adding Some Activity to Time Outs

iwillnotbitemybrother

So our latest parental attempt at trying to reduce the battle royal that is brotherhood is to do the Bart Simpson Chalkboard thing.  Write the behavior you will no longer do multiple times. With no chalkboard in our home, a scrap piece of paper works good enough.

It remains to be scene if this is effective; though, there is the bonus on their working on handwriting and spelling. Theo tries to negotiate what is written. Here he tried to get away with just writing “I will not bite.” ten times instead of what I asked him to do. Hence the additional “my brother” after the period. Nice try little dude.

What do you do when punishing a behavior you don’t want to continue from your kids?  Have you tried this?

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  • Chris Kallaos

    Last night, our kids spent a full 5 minutes doing nothing but shaking hands.

    • http://www.sustainabledad.com/ Chris Baccus

      Cruel. Just cruel ;)