Besides if I spanked my kids everytime they fought - my hand would be black and blue. Instead I choose to make them apologize and hug each other. If they are having a particularly bad day - I make them stand in the front yard and hug for 2 minutes while the neighbors drive by. Let's just say it does the trick - for a day or so.
Mama Kat asked us to "Describe the best/most creative punishment you have ever given your children or received yourself."
My punishments weren't very creative growing up, even though I wasn't grounded, my father would just talk to me and I would crumble. Even today, if he were to take that tone, I'd still lose it. (somethings you never grow out of)
I'm more of the get creative type. I'm still working on my "most creative punishment." So far there have been a couple that have come close.
- scrubbing the kitchen floor with a scrub brush
- cleaning walls with a toothbrush after writing on them (he was six and totally knew better)
- a drop of hot sauce (texas pete which is not hot) for lying
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. ~Ogden Nash