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

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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?

43% (529) Yes
41% (509) No (If you are a child there are questions for you further down)
10% (131) I am a single mother.
3% (43) I am a single father.

1212 voters have answered this question.

Do you make you kids stand in the corner as a punishment? (Time-Out)

81% (754) Yes
2% (26) No I don't believe in using Time Out
10% (95) Sometimes
0% (7) I don't believe in time-out, but I do it anyway.
1% (12) I tried it, but it didn't work.
0% (8) I used to do it, but not no more.
1% (18) That is old fashion punishment. Doesn't work today.

920 voters have answered this question.

How long do you make your kids stand in the corner?

12% (117) I go according to their age. (e.g 5 years old = 5 minutes)
2% (23) 5 minutes
5% (50) 10 minutes
7% (71) 20 minutes
12% (113) 30 minutes
9% (91) An hour
13% (123) 2 hours
36% (336) All depends on what they did.

924 voters have answered this question.

How are they supposed to stand in the corner?

21% (195) Nose touching wall, hands behind back.
16% (156) Nose Touching wall, hands to sides.
29% (272) Nose Touching wall, hands on head.
9% (88) Nose Touching wall, Hands in the air.
7% (65) Don't matter, as long their nose is touching the wall.
15% (145) Don't matter, as long as I don't see their face.

921 voters have answered this question.

What reason(s) why you make your kids stand in the corner?

69% (635) Talking smart to me.
51% (468) Not doing the chores.
38% (347) Goofing around.
69% (634) Not listening to me.
57% (524) Fighting with sibling(s)
39% (356) Not doing well in school
50% (461) Doing something dangerous. (Such as playing with fire)
71% (650) Not following house rules
61% (555) Using foul language
61% (563) Bad manners
33% (308) Other

909 voters have answered this question.

What do you usually say to your child when they have to stand in the corner?

6% (62) "TIME OUT!" (Assuming They know what it means)
45% (411) "Go stand in the corner!"
15% (140) "It's Corner TIme for you."
5% (49) "Go to the corner it's time-out!"
16% (149) "Go stand in that corner over there!"
10% (92) Other

903 voters have answered this question.

If you child does not go to the corner, do you add more time?

45% (414) Yes
2% (23) NO
11% (102) I drag them to the corner (little kids)
4% (38) I will give them 5 minutes, if they dont go more time added.
18% (166) IF they refuse to go, I do alternate punishments.(Leave message)
17% (158) I will add more time each minute they don't go.

901 voters have answered this question.

Let's say both of your kids are fighting at home, and they have to do corner time how do you handle this?

43% (385) Both of you "Go stand in the corner (Separate corners)
41% (368) "(Name) That corner over there (Name) That corner over there!"
8% (75) "Both of you TIME OUT!"
6% (56) Other

884 voters have answered this question.

Do you make your kids stand in the corner away from home?

49% (451) You Bet!
19% (180) No
30% (279) Only if I have to

910 voters have answered this question.

If so, where?

66% (501) Hotel/Motel Room
39% (295) Our Cabin
76% (579) My Friend's/relative's home
41% (314) Other

753 voters have answered this question.

AT what age do no longer make your kids do corner time?

7% (67) 10 and under
4% (41) 11
6% (60) 12
4% (37) 13
11% (100) 14
66% (603) I will make them go corner time no matter how old!

908 voters have answered this question.

Kids you can participate now! (Parents you can if you want to) IF you are told to stand in the corner do you go?

69% (741) Yes
7% (82) No
12% (130) Only if I feel I deserve the punishment.
10% (110) I will say to my parents "Are you going to make me?"

1063 voters have answered this question.

When you go to the corner, how do you stand in it?

67% (703) I follow all of the corner time rules.
9% (99) I do not face the wall, I look down at the floor.
16% (177) I only follow some of the rules.
6% (67) What Rules?

1046 voters have answered this question.

Do you goof around in the corner?

20% (212) Yes
38% (404) No
41% (434) Sometimes

1050 voters have answered this question.

IF so, what do you do?

10% (83) Bang my head (Lightly) on the walls.
5% (46) Blow hard. (As I am facing the wall)
11% (88) Giggle
2% (21) Belch
7% (60) Yawn
19% (149) Get Siblings attention and make faces to each other.
41% (323) Squirm around

770 voters have answered this question.

If you parents catches you doing this, what do they do?

32% (331) Add more time.
4% (45) Yell at me.
54% (548) Spank me.
1% (17) Ground me.
3% (38) Ignore me
3% (35) Other punichment

1014 voters have answered this question.

Let's say you are not facing the wall, and you are staring into space. What do your parents do?

17% (185) Turn me around and make me face the wall.
16% (175) Add more time.
59% (626) Spanking, and turn me around.
1% (18) Other
4% (42) Nothing

1046 voters have answered this question.

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?

29% (245) Yes
23% (200) NO
26% (225) Only if I know the parents.
20% (170) If they are at my home. they follow my rules.

840 voters have answered this question.

IF you and a friend have to stand in the corner, are you both in separate corners?

63% (610) Yes (in the same room)
31% (304) Yes (In separate rooms)
4% (43) No we had to take turns.

957 voters have answered this question.

What rooms do you have to stand in the corner?

9% (97) My Bedroom
6% (64) Kitchen
33% (360) Living Room
3% (33) Dining Room
44% (468) Which ever corner is the closest
3% (38) Other

1060 voters have answered this question.

AT what age did your parents start corner time as a punishment.

23% (244) 2
15% (164) 3
19% (201) 4
14% (156) 5
6% (67) 6
3% (36) 7
3% (38) 8
1% (16) 9
3% (37) 10
9% (97) Older

1056 voters have answered this question.

Have you ever said "This corner stinks!" because you did not like the smell of it?

25% (259) Yes
64% (660) NO
3% (31) I love the smell of the corner
7% (80) The smell of any corner is so gross!

1030 voters have answered this question.

IF so, what did your parents do?

28% (188) Gave me more corner time.
21% (142) Ignored me.
28% (192) Told me to keep my nose in the corner
3% (21) Just laughed at me.
3% (22) Yelled at me.
15% (105) Yelled at me and gave me more time.

670 voters have answered this question.

Parents only! Do you think corner time is a good punishment?

80% (666) Yes
3% (25) NO
7% (66) I took this poll didn't I? What do you think?
8% (72) Only if it works.

829 voters have answered this question.

Kids only! Do you think corner time is a good punishment?

41% (406) Yes
19% (193) Yes but only up to a certain age.
29% (285) NO!
9% (98) Only if it works.

982 voters have answered this question.

(ALL) Why do you think corner time is a good punishment?

16% (176) Because it is better then a spanking.
5% (58) Because My kids (Myself) learn by corner time.
13% (149) Because It is very good discipline.
26% (291) Because it makes you think what you did wrong.
33% (367) Because Corner time is completely boring, and it is not fun
4% (50) Other

1091 voters have answered this question.

If you had to do corner time away from home, (such at at a restaurant) how do you feel about it?

44% (457) Embarassed
28% (294) Embarassed, and angry
3% (35) Angry
23% (243) My parents won't do that (THANK GOD)

1029 voters have answered this question.

And finally, why do you think corner time is NOT a good punishment?

17% (151) It is too old fashioned.
41% (347) A spanking is better.
9% (79) Grounding/Taking away privlidge is better.
5% (44) Taking away a favorite toy is better.
26% (222) Other

843 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2006-12-25 17:06:43 by Pauly
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