Grounding?

(5 Posts)
Needaglassofwinedotcom Wed 29-Jul-15 09:34:38

Do you use this? If so how, bedroom with no tv?

Newtobecomingamum Thu 30-Jul-15 08:48:30

I take grounding meaning not being allowed out of the house to see friends and attend events etc. If you then start taking away TV etc it's just going to wind them up even further. How would you like being trapped in your house/room being grounded and having no TV etc to watch. I would think that would just cause further unneeded confrontation. Not seeing friends and being excluded from social events should hopefully be enough depending on the severity of the incident to warrant a punishment.

LastingLight Fri 31-Jul-15 12:41:04

We've used it a couple of times, not sure how effective it is tbh. In our case it was only going out of the house for school, and no electronics. I don't agree that not being able to watch tv is such a terrible thing, my DD suddenly rediscovered a love of drawing, reading, Lego etc.

NickiFury Fri 31-Jul-15 12:43:18

I don't think grounding is a great punishment to be honest. My parents used to do it and it really just made me behaviour more and more problematic. They did it for too long and would pile more and more on and I just felt utterly hopeless. I ran away at age 13 just to get the f*ck out!

cdtaylornats Sat 01-Aug-15 19:46:11

My friend tried grounding and realised how useless it was when she discovered her DD loved books and was really happy about spending days in the house reading.

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