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Tickling as discipline for kids

I found tickling my children for discipline when they need it occasionally was very effective and more helpful than spanking them. With this poll, I wanted to see how parents are using this method, and if they noticed improvements like mine with their behavior. elize.n111 at yahoo.com
What is your relationship with the children that you use this discipline ?
My children
Children of my brother/sister
My grandchildren
My cousins
Children from babysitting
Children of my friends
Are they boys or girls ?
Boy(s)
Girl(s)
Both
How old are the children ?
6yo
7yo
8yo
9yo
10yo
11yo
12yo
Do you use this method with all the kids ?
Only with boys
Only with girls
All the kids
When you announce to the child the punishment, what's the reaction ?
Accepting right away, letting you take him/her to the place where it will happen
Sobbing, but letting you take him/her to the place where it will happen
Sobbing and crying, but letting you take him/her to the place where it will happen
Sobbing and crying, trying to get away and avoid the punishment
How the child is dressed during the whole process ?
Same as before
In pyjamas
Underwear
All clothes removed
Special clothes for the occasion (Please describe them in the Messages section)
Because the child will tend to move a lot and avoid the tickling, it could be done not properly. Do you use restraints to help you ?
Yes
No
If you choose Yes at the question just above, what position do you use ?
Lying on the back, in Y or X position
Lying on the front, in Y or X position
Lying on the back, legs up in L position
Hogtied
If you choose the L position just above, you have to focus on the soles of the feet. Do you use any implement ?
Fingers
Tongue, mouth
Feathers
Brushes (toothbrushes, hairbrushes)
What spots do you tickle during the discipline ?
Ears
Neck
Armpits
Ribs
Tummy
Thighs
Knees
Feet
What is the most ticklish spot of your child ?
Ears
Neck
Armpits
Ribs
Tummy
Thighs
Knees
Feet
How do you tickle these specific spots usually ?
I make soft and slow touches during the whole process with few breaks between
I make soft and slow touches during the whole process without any break
I poke hardly and quickly during the whole process with few breaks between
I poke hardly and quickly during the whole process without any break
I squeeze with all my fingers during the whole process with few breaks between
I squeeze with all my fingers during the whole process without any break
I alternate between all of them during the whole process with few breaks between
I alternate between all of them during the whole process without any break
How long do you plan to tickle usually ?
Less than 5min
Between 5min to 10min
Between 10min to 15min
Between 15min to 20min
More than 20min
Until you feel the child has learned the lesson
Depending the misbehaving (please describe the conditions in the Messages section)
How's the child reacting usually during the tickling ?
Giggling
Laughing softly from time to time
Laughing softly all the time
Hard laughs from time to time
Hard laughs all the time
Screaming
Crying
During the discipline, what is your reaction towards the child ?
Smiling, can't help when you see laughing your little one
Serious, the discipline has to be done in a way the child understands that you're not taking it lightly
Angry, you tell time to time how disappointed and mad you are, how the child brought this on him/herself
Comprehensive, you know the child would rather avoid it, but you explain that it has to be done, otherwise everything would be allowed without any rules
If there was no cooperation when you announced the punishment before, does he/she get extra time ?
No extra time
Yes, + 1min
Yes, + 2min
Yes, + 3min
Yes, + 5min
Yes, + 10min
Yes, I double the time of the initial tickling
Yes, I go longer than the initial tickling
How do you react when the kid asks to stop whereas it's not over ?
I just stop the tickling thinking it would do it.
I give a little break then I resume because I believe we didn't reach the necessary amount of time.
I don't stop and continue because it's only me who says when it's over, and then stop the tickling after few seconds/minutes
I don't stop and continue until I reach the right moment, as it was planned at the beginning
Did you ever experience pee accidents during the tickling ?
Yes
No
If you choose Yes at the question just above, what did you do then ?
I just stopped right away and cleaned the child
I just stopped, cleaned the child, then resume the tickling
I just stopped, then resume the tickling
I didn't stop and just continue the tickling, I cleaned the child after
What's the child's reaction few minutes after it was done, when you're trying to cuddle him/her ?
Very sorry, looking for comfort with you
Very sorry, but not daring to look for comfort
Angry at you, but still looking for comfort with you
Angry at you, and willing to avoid any cuddle from you
If the child avoided any cuddle after, do you give him/her any extra punishment for it ?
Yes, I send him/her to the corner for a while
Yes, I scold him/her and send him/her in the bedroom
Yes, I give him/her extra chores
Yes, I give a spanking with few swats
Yes, all the choices above
No, I let him/her go, knowing he/she will accept soon or later anyway
How often do you need to use discipline usually ?
Less than once a month
At least once a month
At least once every 2 weeks
At least once a week
More than once a week
If you choose More than once a week, do you believe it should be done as a maintenance ?
Yes
No
How often that maintenance should be done ?
Once a week
Twice a week
3 times a week
More than 3 times a week
Did you notice improvements in your child's behavior since you used this method ?
No, and I will go back to my previous methods
No, but I will continue this method and see if it improves the next times
Yes, I noticed improvements in my child's behavior since I used this method
Give us a quick sentence about why you prefer to use this method rather than others :
This poll was created on 2015-11-21 01:08:23 by PassionateMom