Disciplining children is SO hard! What to do? How to do it? After raising my children and teaching for 27 years, I have learned a lot about disciplining! I would say that the hardest part of teaching was keeping 30 children focused and learning all at one time — all day!!!!! I learned a lot about discipline. I saw a chart about grounding children the other day. I liked the idea and some of their choices. I loved the idea of having to work to get ungrounded and not sitting at home or in their room. I also like the idea of helping others. It’s a wonderful lesson for children to learn. I am sharing my idea of what this chart would look like for me. I hope that you will think about your own family and make whatever changes you want to make it work for them.
You Got Grounded
To get ungrounded, you must earn 500 points.
Sit down with parents and discuss what you could different next time –100 points.
Write a letter to grandparents or other family members — 20 points
Help a sibling with their homework –20 points
Help Mom with dinner — 25 points
Do a load of laundry (wash, dry, fold, put away) — 100 points
Empty dishwasher — 10 points
Take out garbage and rebag — 20 points
Clean and vacuum living room/family room — 30 points
Help a senior citizen — 100 points
Clean/organize bedroom — 50 points
Read to or with a sibling — 25 points
Read to or with a parent — 25 points
Set the table, clean off the table and help with dishes –30 points
Play a game with the family/sibling (no arguing/fighting) — 20 points
Shovel snow or cut grass (if old enough) — 100 points
You can add or change any of these ideas, but it gives you a guide. I love the idea of working to get ungrounded and I love the first idea. I’m really big on teaching children about choices and thinking about what they could do differently, I feel, it is important. Especially, if they can sit down with parents in a positive way and THEY talk about what THEY could do differently I believe it’s important for children to self-evaluate their behavior and see what they could do differently
Hope You Like it!