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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 ?

61% (132) My children
13% (30) Children of my brother/sister
3% (7) My grandchildren
14% (32) My cousins
34% (74) Children from babysitting
18% (40) Children of my friends

215 voters have answered this question.

Are they boys or girls ?

28% (63) Boy(s)
30% (68) Girl(s)
40% (91) Both

222 voters have answered this question.

How old are the children ?

29% (65) 6yo
26% (59) 7yo
32% (72) 8yo
36% (82) 9yo
40% (89) 10yo
34% (77) 11yo
54% (120) 12yo

222 voters have answered this question.

Do you use this method with all the kids ?

20% (45) Only with boys
21% (48) Only with girls
57% (128) All the kids

221 voters have answered this question.

When you announce to the child the punishment, what's the reaction ?

30% (67) Accepting right away, letting you take him/her to the place where it will happen
26% (59) Sobbing, but letting you take him/her to the place where it will happen
15% (35) Sobbing and crying, but letting you take him/her to the place where it will happen
26% (59) Sobbing and crying, trying to get away and avoid the punishment

220 voters have answered this question.

How the child is dressed during the whole process ?

11% (26) Same as before
10% (24) In pyjamas
23% (51) Underwear
46% (103) All clothes removed
7% (17) Special clothes for the occasion (Please describe them in the Messages section)

221 voters have answered this question.

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 ?

82% (183) Yes
17% (38) No

221 voters have answered this question.

If you choose Yes at the question just above, what position do you use ?

62% (139) Lying on the back, in Y or X position
9% (21) Lying on the front, in Y or X position
17% (39) Lying on the back, legs up in L position
9% (22) Hogtied

221 voters have answered this question.

If you choose the L position just above, you have to focus on the soles of the feet. Do you use any implement ?

82% (124) Fingers
43% (65) Tongue, mouth
44% (66) Feathers
65% (98) Brushes (toothbrushes, hairbrushes)

150 voters have answered this question.

What spots do you tickle during the discipline ?

25% (56) Ears
43% (96) Neck
82% (183) Armpits
76% (169) Ribs
77% (171) Tummy
64% (143) Thighs
40% (90) Knees
85% (190) Feet

221 voters have answered this question.

What is the most ticklish spot of your child ?

0% (2) Ears
1% (3) Neck
14% (32) Armpits
6% (15) Ribs
17% (38) Tummy
16% (36) Thighs
0% (1) Knees
42% (94) Feet

221 voters have answered this question.

How do you tickle these specific spots usually ?

7% (17) I make soft and slow touches during the whole process with few breaks between
6% (15) I make soft and slow touches during the whole process without any break
2% (6) I poke hardly and quickly during the whole process with few breaks between
5% (13) I poke hardly and quickly during the whole process without any break
1% (3) I squeeze with all my fingers during the whole process with few breaks between
4% (9) I squeeze with all my fingers during the whole process without any break
28% (62) I alternate between all of them during the whole process with few breaks between
43% (96) I alternate between all of them during the whole process without any break

221 voters have answered this question.

How long do you plan to tickle usually ?

4% (11) Less than 5min
5% (12) Between 5min to 10min
9% (20) Between 10min to 15min
8% (18) Between 15min to 20min
24% (54) More than 20min
37% (82) Until you feel the child has learned the lesson
10% (24) Depending the misbehaving (please describe the conditions in the Messages section)

221 voters have answered this question.

How's the child reacting usually during the tickling ?

44% (95) Giggling
17% (38) Laughing softly from time to time
17% (37) Laughing softly all the time
38% (82) Hard laughs from time to time
51% (110) Hard laughs all the time
56% (122) Screaming
50% (109) Crying

215 voters have answered this question.

During the discipline, what is your reaction towards the child ?

38% (83) Smiling, can't help when you see laughing your little one
22% (49) Serious, the discipline has to be done in a way the child understands that you're not taking it lightly
12% (27) Angry, you tell time to time how disappointed and mad you are, how the child brought this on him/herself
26% (56) 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

215 voters have answered this question.

If there was no cooperation when you announced the punishment before, does he/she get extra time ?

10% (24) No extra time
2% (6) Yes, + 1min
3% (7) Yes, + 2min
1% (4) Yes, + 3min
12% (28) Yes, + 5min
5% (13) Yes, + 10min
29% (65) Yes, I double the time of the initial tickling
33% (73) Yes, I go longer than the initial tickling

220 voters have answered this question.

How do you react when the kid asks to stop whereas it's not over ?

1% (4) I just stop the tickling thinking it would do it.
12% (28) I give a little break then I resume because I believe we didn't reach the necessary amount of time.
19% (43) 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
66% (146) I don't stop and continue until I reach the right moment, as it was planned at the beginning

221 voters have answered this question.

Did you ever experience pee accidents during the tickling ?

72% (160) Yes
27% (61) No

221 voters have answered this question.

If you choose Yes at the question just above, what did you do then ?

4% (7) I just stopped right away and cleaned the child
13% (23) I just stopped, cleaned the child, then resume the tickling
8% (14) I just stopped, then resume the tickling
73% (124) I didn't stop and just continue the tickling, I cleaned the child after

168 voters have answered this question.

What's the child's reaction few minutes after it was done, when you're trying to cuddle him/her ?

57% (120) Very sorry, looking for comfort with you
17% (36) Very sorry, but not daring to look for comfort
14% (30) Angry at you, but still looking for comfort with you
11% (23) Angry at you, and willing to avoid any cuddle from you

209 voters have answered this question.

If the child avoided any cuddle after, do you give him/her any extra punishment for it ?

7% (16) Yes, I send him/her to the corner for a while
2% (5) Yes, I scold him/her and send him/her in the bedroom
2% (5) Yes, I give him/her extra chores
21% (48) Yes, I give a spanking with few swats
9% (20) Yes, all the choices above
57% (125) No, I let him/her go, knowing he/she will accept soon or later anyway

219 voters have answered this question.

How often do you need to use discipline usually ?

13% (29) Less than once a month
17% (39) At least once a month
11% (26) At least once every 2 weeks
18% (41) At least once a week
38% (86) More than once a week

221 voters have answered this question.

If you choose More than once a week, do you believe it should be done as a maintenance ?

73% (125) Yes
26% (45) No

170 voters have answered this question.

How often that maintenance should be done ?

36% (54) Once a week
14% (22) Twice a week
8% (13) 3 times a week
40% (61) More than 3 times a week

150 voters have answered this question.

Did you notice improvements in your child's behavior since you used this method ?

4% (10) No, and I will go back to my previous methods
18% (40) No, but I will continue this method and see if it improves the next times
77% (170) Yes, I noticed improvements in my child's behavior since I used this method

220 voters have answered this question.

Give us a quick sentence about why you prefer to use this method rather than others :

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215 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2015-11-21 01:08:23 by PassionateMom
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