Should the Punishment Fit the Crime?

August 6th, 2012

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17 comments

  1. Avatar of Grace Grace says:

    why do the moms have to be overweight… really, when you just have a baby it can take your body 2 years to get back in pre baby shape- its not that you are overweight. i hate how today’s society puts such … on weight, eat healthy exercise and live life, i do these things and am still obese yet its okay because i’m living life not constantly watching how everyone else looks at me….

    • Avatar of jessica jessica says:

      If it takes you 2 years to get back to your pre pregnancy weight, providing you are “healthy” and healed well after birth then there is something wrong.

  2. Avatar of Christina Christina says:

    it depends,on what and how old they are.And what the learning curve for that child is.

  3. Avatar of Rozie Rozie says:

    I think it should because the child my not understand that he or she has done wrong. Some parents act instead of explaining the issues.

    • Avatar of tamie tamie says:

      I agree with you completely to many parents do just act instead of taken the time to explain to the child what they did wronge and why it was wronge and keep the punishment short

  4. Avatar of Phammom Phammom says:

    Positive reinforcement first.

  5. Avatar of Maria Maria says:

    but I also feel that when they behave they should get praised for it

  6. Avatar of Maria Maria says:

    I think that the punishment should imposed after a bad action

  7. marykendra says:

    When I was raised you got your butt spanked if you didnt do what your parents wanted you to do. Children today have no respect for adults or authority. I believe in spanking, not abuse. We do time out and we have done taking all the stuff she likes away but the behavior never stopped now I tell her shes going to get the belt she listens and does what shes suppose to do. My child has only be spanked maybe a total of 2 times and she knows now what is expected. Proverbs 22:15 – Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him.
    Proverbs 23:13, 14 – Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. You shall beat him with a rod, And deliver his soul from hell.
    Proverbs 29:15 – The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

  8. Avatar of GailJiles GailJiles says:

    To all Parents: If you want real advice about punishments for kids, these ladies, although extremely pleasant, are simply not on the right course here. So, Mrs. J, (me) the 32 year teaching veteran, must simply step in… Ha! Never count. Never announce to your child that you are waiting for them to do something. They should be waiting on you! You are the leader. Let’s use the example of a child acting up in the supermarket (the little darlings do it all the time!) Without saying a word, take the child by the hand and LEAVE THE STORE.
    Go quickly to your car, buckle those car seats, and head home. I can hear you saying "but I need bread and milk!" You will only have to do this once or twice. Your child is smart and does not want this to happen again. You will save yourself many unpleasant trips to the store if you follow this procedure to the letter. The other problem of getting kids up in the morning was mentioned. Have this talk with your kids the night before: "I’m not going to fuss with you in the morning any more. You will have an alarm go off in your room when I want you to get up. If you do not get up within 5 minutes, you will go to bed at 7:00. If you fuss about going to bed at 7:00, you will go to bed at 6:00 the next night. Got it? Now, you tell me what the rules are, because I want to make sure you understand." Of course, the next morning, the child will not get up in five minutes. When they finally do get up, say nothing. They will think you have forgotten. Doesn’t matter if you are late to something, that’s not important for now.
    That night, in a very pleasant voice say "OK, sweetie, brush those teeth and then off to bed! It’s 7:00"! Don’t forget to smile. Your child will fuss and cry. Keep smiling as you lead them by the hand to bed. "Looks like you’ll be going to bed at 6:00 tomorrow. Remember the rules?" Parents: be strong. Your kids deserve it.

  9. GailJiles says:

    To all Parents: If you want real advice about punishments for kids, these ladies, although extremely pleasant, are simply not on the right course here. So, Mrs. J, (me) the 32 year teaching veteran, must simply step in… Ha! Never count. Never announce to your child that you are waiting for them to do something. They should be waiting on you! You are the leader. Let’s use the example of a child acting up in the supermarket (the little darlings do it all the time!) Without saying a word, take the child by the hand and LEAVE THE STORE.
    Go quickly to your car, buckle those car seats, and head home. I can hear you saying "but I need bread and milk!" You will only have to do this once or twice. Your child is smart and does not want this to happen again. You will save yourself many unpleasant trips to the store if you follow this procedure to the letter. The other problem of getting kids up in the morning was mentioned. Have this talk with your kids the night before: "I’m not going to fuss with you in the morning any more. You will have an alarm go off in your room when I want you to get up. If you do not get up within 5 minutes, you will go to bed at 7:00. If you fuss about going to bed at 7:00, you will go to bed at 6:00 the next night. Got it? Now, you tell me what the rules are, because I want to make sure you understand." Of course, the next morning, the child will not get up in five minutes. When they finally do get up, say nothing. They will think you have forgotten. Doesn’t matter if you are late to something, that’s not important for now.
    That night, in a very pleasant voice say "OK, sweetie, brush those teeth and then off to bed! It’s 7:00"! Don’t forget to smile. Your child will fuss and cry. Keep smiling as you lead them by the hand to bed. "Looks like you’ll be going to bed at 6:00 tomorrow. Remember the rules?" Parents: be strong. Your kids deserve it.

  10. Avatar of JamJam JamJam says:

    i have met many other moms my age threw facebook groups

  11. JamJam says:

    i have met many other moms my age threw facebook groups

  12. Avatar of JamJam JamJam says:

    im having difficulties figuring out certain punishments for my daughter…this is really helpful. you have to think from a childs perspective they aren’t normally doing these things on purpose they are children they will make mistakes!!!

  13. JamJam says:

    im having difficulties figuring out certain punishments for my daughter…this is really helpful. you have to think from a childs perspective they aren’t normally doing these things on purpose they are children they will make mistakes!!!

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