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Corner Time As A Punishment At Home (Standing In The Corner)

I do understand that Corner Time (Standing in the corner) can be a good punishment at home for kids at certain ages if it works. I never had this punishment at home, but once I had to stand in the corner at a friend's house, and I absolutely hated it. I also had to do it in school in 4th Grade HATED IT! I was in the corner all the time in school for doing the littlest things wrong.
Are you a parent?
Yes
No (If you are a child there are questions for you further down)
I am a single mother.
I am a single father.
Do you make you kids stand in the corner as a punishment? (Time-Out)
Yes
No I don't believe in using Time Out
Sometimes
I don't believe in time-out, but I do it anyway.
I tried it, but it didn't work.
I used to do it, but not no more.
That is old fashion punishment. Doesn't work today.
How long do you make your kids stand in the corner?
I go according to their age. (e.g 5 years old = 5 minutes)
5 minutes
10 minutes
20 minutes
30 minutes
An hour
2 hours
All depends on what they did.
How are they supposed to stand in the corner?
Nose touching wall, hands behind back.
Nose Touching wall, hands to sides.
Nose Touching wall, hands on head.
Nose Touching wall, Hands in the air.
Don't matter, as long their nose is touching the wall.
Don't matter, as long as I don't see their face.
What reason(s) why you make your kids stand in the corner?
Talking smart to me.
Not doing the chores.
Goofing around.
Not listening to me.
Fighting with sibling(s)
Not doing well in school
Doing something dangerous. (Such as playing with fire)
Not following house rules
Using foul language
Bad manners
Other
What do you usually say to your child when they have to stand in the corner?
"TIME OUT!" (Assuming They know what it means)
"Go stand in the corner!"
"It's Corner TIme for you."
"Go to the corner it's time-out!"
"Go stand in that corner over there!"
Other
If you child does not go to the corner, do you add more time?
Yes
NO
I drag them to the corner (little kids)
I will give them 5 minutes, if they dont go more time added.
IF they refuse to go, I do alternate punishments.(Leave message)
I will add more time each minute they don't go.
Let's say both of your kids are fighting at home, and they have to do corner time how do you handle this?
Both of you "Go stand in the corner (Separate corners)
"(Name) That corner over there (Name) That corner over there!"
"Both of you TIME OUT!"
Other
Do you make your kids stand in the corner away from home?
You Bet!
No
Only if I have to
If so, where?
Hotel/Motel Room
Our Cabin
My Friend's/relative's home
Other
AT what age do no longer make your kids do corner time?
10 and under
11
12
13
14
I will make them go corner time no matter how old!
Kids you can participate now! (Parents you can if you want to) IF you are told to stand in the corner do you go?
Yes
No
Only if I feel I deserve the punishment.
I will say to my parents "Are you going to make me?"
When you go to the corner, how do you stand in it?
I follow all of the corner time rules.
I do not face the wall, I look down at the floor.
I only follow some of the rules.
What Rules?
Do you goof around in the corner?
Yes
No
Sometimes
IF so, what do you do?
Bang my head (Lightly) on the walls.
Blow hard. (As I am facing the wall)
Giggle
Belch
Yawn
Get Siblings attention and make faces to each other.
Squirm around
If you parents catches you doing this, what do they do?
Add more time.
Yell at me.
Spank me.
Ground me.
Ignore me
Other punichment
Let's say you are not facing the wall, and you are staring into space. What do your parents do?
Turn me around and make me face the wall.
Add more time.
Spanking, and turn me around.
Other
Nothing
Parents only this time. Let's say your child had a friend over to the house, they are goofing around and getting out of hand, do you make your child's friend stand in the corner as well?
Yes
NO
Only if I know the parents.
If they are at my home. they follow my rules.
IF you and a friend have to stand in the corner, are you both in separate corners?
Yes (in the same room)
Yes (In separate rooms)
No we had to take turns.
What rooms do you have to stand in the corner?
My Bedroom
Kitchen
Living Room
Dining Room
Which ever corner is the closest
Other
AT what age did your parents start corner time as a punishment.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Older
Have you ever said "This corner stinks!" because you did not like the smell of it?
Yes
NO
I love the smell of the corner
The smell of any corner is so gross!
IF so, what did your parents do?
Gave me more corner time.
Ignored me.
Told me to keep my nose in the corner
Just laughed at me.
Yelled at me.
Yelled at me and gave me more time.
Parents only! Do you think corner time is a good punishment?
Yes
NO
I took this poll didn't I? What do you think?
Only if it works.
Kids only! Do you think corner time is a good punishment?
Yes
Yes but only up to a certain age.
NO!
Only if it works.
(ALL) Why do you think corner time is a good punishment?
Because it is better then a spanking.
Because My kids (Myself) learn by corner time.
Because It is very good discipline.
Because it makes you think what you did wrong.
Because Corner time is completely boring, and it is not fun
Other
If you had to do corner time away from home, (such at at a restaurant) how do you feel about it?
Embarassed
Embarassed, and angry
Angry
My parents won't do that (THANK GOD)
And finally, why do you think corner time is NOT a good punishment?
It is too old fashioned.
A spanking is better.
Grounding/Taking away privlidge is better.
Taking away a favorite toy is better.
Other
This poll was created on 2006-12-25 17:06:43 by Pauly