Discipline

I feel like this is the never ending battle at our house. Well I have finally gotten to the point that I am tired of repeating myself fifty million times every night so we start a new system. It is similar to the system used in Taylor’s class at school. My thought is if we do something similar to school it will help keep them out of trouble at school.

My kids are 7, 7 and 8. Obviously they are old enough to know the rules. I have one in first grade, one in second grade and one in third grade. In first grade you get several chances and after about five your name gets put on the board. In second grade you get two chance and then you have to pull a card. In third grade you don’t get chance you simple follow the rules.

We have a whiteboard that I bought at the first of the school year when I made our command center. It’s divided into three sections so I have an area for each school age child and each child’s section has his/her name on it. So we are going to put strikes on the board. For each strike the punishment gets a little worse.

1 strike is simply a warning.
2 strikes no dessert.
3 strikes sit in the corner for 15 minutes.
4 strikes write sentences, spelling words, factors, whatever would help him/her the most with school.
5 strikes you go to bed.

What system do you use at your house? Does it help?

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  1. We actually have a chart that we follow that really helps with consistency. It’s called the “if-then chart” and it has a scripture to go with each thing.

    ~ Arguing, Whining, Complaining (Phil 2:14) has Additional work/loss of privilege
    ~ Teasing, Picking fights, causing trouble (Prov 18:6) Loss of privilege
    ~ Hitting, Biting, Kicking, Throwing (Prov 16:32) 2 spanks, ask forgiveness
    ~ Stealing toys, books, other items from someone else (Eph 4:28) Double Restitution and Additional work (mainly for the older kids, Jack has to go sit on his bed after he gives the toy back and asks forgiveness)
    ~ Lying (Prov 12:22) 4 spanks
    ~ Defiance, Rebellion against authority (Prov 30:17) 5 spanks
    ~ Name calling, foolish or ugly talk (Prov 4:24) loss of privilege, ask forgiveness
    ~ Disobedience (Eph 6:1) 3 spanks
    ~ Disrespect, rude behavior, and poor manners (1 Pet. 5:5) Loss of Privilege

    These actually work really well. 🙂

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