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Being disciplined with punishment lines at home

Please complete this poll if your parents have ever disciplined you as a child or teenager by giving you punishment lines to write.
How old are you now?
Under 20
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 or over
Did your parents ever give you punishment lines during your childhood or teens?
Yes
No (please stop here!)
When your parents gave you punishment lines during a school term, when did you usually have to write them?
During that evening or the following evening
Over a few evenings
At the following weekend
Whereabouts in the home did you have to write lines?
In my bedroom
In the dining room or kitchen
In a room specifically used for punishments
Elsewhere
Was anyone else present in the room while you were writing?
No, I was required to be alone
Yes sometimes, but I wasn't allowed to talk to them
Yes and I was allowed to talk to them
Were you allowed to have any form of entertainment (TV, radio, music) while you were writing?
No, I had to work in complete silence.
I was allowed music but no TV or radio.
I was allowed music, TV or radio.
Were you allowed to drink anything while you were writing?
Nothing at all
A supply of water to sip but nothing else
A supply of a soft drink to sip
Were you allowed to eat snacks or sweets while you were writing?
No
Yes
Did you have to write the lines during fixed sessions or were you just given a deadline for completing them?
I had to write them during fixed sessions.
I was just given a completion deadline date/time.
How much actual writing time did most of your assignments require?
Less than 2 hours
2 - 4 hours
4 - 6 hours
6 - 8 hours
8 - 10 hours
10 - 12 hours
12 - 16 hours
16 - 20 hours
More than 20 hours
What was the longest actual writing time you ever had to spend on an assignment?
Less than 2 hours
2 - 4 hours
4 - 6 hours
6 - 8 hours
8 - 10 hours
10 - 12 hours
12 - 16 hours
16 - 20 hours
More than 20 hours
If you had to write your lines during fixed sessions, what was the usual length of each session?
1 hour
2 hours
3 hours
4 hours
5 hours
6 hours
More than 6 hours
If you had to write your lines during fixed sessions, were you allowed to take any extra bathroom breaks during a writing session?
Yes
No, any bladder discomfort had to be endured.
What was the most usual number of lines you were given at home?
100
200
300
400
500
More than 500 but fewer than 1,000
1,000
More than 1,000
What was the highest number of lines you were ever given at home?
100
200
300
400
500
More than 500 but fewer than 1,000
1,000
More than 1,000
What did you usually have to write?
A short sentence occupying 1 physical line
A longer sentence occupying 2 physical lines
A long sentence occupying 3 or 4 physical lines
A whole paragraph that was too long to memorise
A large extract from a book (just once)
Assuming the same overall amount of writing required, which of the following do you think is the most severe type of punishment?
Writing a short one-line sentence from memory
Writing a longer sentence from memory
Copying out a whole paragraph (several times)
Copying out a large extract from a book just once
What aspect of writing punishment lines did you dislike most?
It deprived me of free recreation time
It gave me writer’s cramp and sore fingers
It was tedious and boring
It was humiliating
It was demoralising
It was mentally exhausting
When you were given punishment lines at home, which of the following best describes your immediate reaction?
Shock and dismay
Frustration
Resentment
Embarrassment
Humiliation
Shame
Are you male or female?
Male
Female
Did your parents check your lines when you had completed them?
Yes, very thoroughly
Yes, reasonably thoroughly
Yes, but only very briefly
No, not at all
What happened if they found mistakes (words omitted, spelling mistakes, etc.)?
I had to write extra lines for each mistake found
I had to re-write each page that had a mistake.
I had to do the whole assignment again.
I was spanked.
I was punished in some other way.
Nothing happened.
This poll was created on 2006-01-20 23:39:16 by BM022