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    What do you think about writing lines as punishment?
    Do you do it?
    Why or why not?
    Is it effective if you do?
    What age did you start and with how much?
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    I haven't ever used it, since my kids are too small, but I would. It is a win-win situation to me. It gets them practice writing, and they have a consequence to inappropriate behavior. I HATED it when I was a kid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    What do you think about writing lines as punishment?
    Do you do it?
    Why or why not?
    Is it effective if you do?
    What age did you start and with how much?
    Yep, sure do.
    Does it work? Yep - it's an excellent way of passing the time of a grounding/time out punishment.
    We use it when the child KEEPS on doing the SAME thing wrong - over and over and over - kids can't possibly forget wht they've written 50 times.
    (like my 8yr old was in a habit last year of peeing on the wall in the bathroom - intentionall (you have to turn around to pee on it while you're standing there) and so, after all sorts of other punishments that didn't work and countless times of him doing it and cleaning it up, I made him write "I will not pee on the wall..." repeatedly and tada ... no more peeing on the wall.
    Amazing.

    But it's not for every kid - we've tried all sorts of behavior modifiers and punishments and so on and writing lines is one thing that sticks pretty well.
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    I give it as punishment. I also try to throw in a word that isn't exactly at grade level that way they learn to spell a new word.

    I know it pisses kids off so I assume it works to a certain extent. I also give cleaning as punishment.
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    I think it's an effective punishment. I only had to do it once in 7th grade for not being prepared for class and it never happened again.
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    I have never used it (I don't use a lot of punishment type methods) but I don't think there is anything wrong with it.
    My son's hand writing could use some work, so maybe I should start doing that.
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    DD's only 4, and she LOVES to write at this point - so right now, yeah it wouldn't be all that effective In the future though, when she'd rather spend all her time on the phone with her girlfriends, I'm sure it will be QUITE an effective means of punishment.
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    No kids yet, but I will probably use it as one of the first options. I had to write lines when I was a kid, and it's more about the embarrassment, time it takes, and frustration of writing "I will no tell a lie" a thousand times It was a decent deterrent for me, especially in the summer when it was nice out and I wanted to go play with my friends.
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    We had to write definitions straight from the dictionary if we got in trouble in school when I was younger. It seemed to be very effective.
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    Yes we do it. When Caleb acts up in school he has to write 100 lines.
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