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100 Years of Childhood Discipline

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Mom•Logic's Discipline Timeline

From taking away radio privileges to hiding the Wii -- punishments vary from generation to generation. Here is Mom•Logic's very rough timeline of the varied methods of child discipline throughout the last century.

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5 comments so far | Post a comment now
RealMomsHaveCurves  February 28, 2008, 8:48 PM

Hilarious. You forgot the rural tree switch used on my parents :).

bethe February 28, 2008, 11:35 PM

really fun and funny! thanks for the lol.

EB May 1, 2008, 3:27 PM

Funny. With our 5 year old, we have stumbled onto the word “consequences.” We first used it when he lied to us about an incident at school. Ever since, all we have to do is say there will be consequences (usually no TV for a day) and he is suddenly quite remorseful.

Jessica August 5, 2008, 2:29 PM

Our 10 yr. old adopted son was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome which has affected his maturity level (he is at the 5-6 yr old level). We use the terms “bad choices” and “you are responsible for things that you choose to do”. This helps him understand that his behavior is under his control while the behavior of other people is not. This approach has worked really well for him and for us.

Eric December 15, 2009, 11:24 PM

LOL…this is pretty interesting!
I grew up in the late 1970’s and I guess that I had a combination of the methods shown.
When “bad” I got a spanking followed by a sort of time-out where I had to keep my (now sore) bottom on a wooden stool for a short period of time!

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