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In the trenches...what I am doing is not working

February 5 2012 at 11:02 AM
BlessedThistle  (Login Blessed_Thistle)

 

Kids threw blueberries on the floor during lunch and I said they needed to pick them up. They pretty much refused though I offered them several choices for receptacles to put them in. I took their lovies and put them in timeout and said they were staying up till the blueberries were picked up. Then I set the timer for 8 minutes and said they were getting a slap on the leg every time it went beep beep. So far, the blueberries remain on the floor, they've gotten two slaps on the leg each and the timer is going again. They are pretty much in hysterics and alternating rage and refusing to pick up. They get distracted and start to play but the sobbing starts again when I take them back to task. What would you do?

 
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  1. Third slap on the legs and going for a fourth - BlessedThistle on Feb 5, 2012, 11:12 AM
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  3. Well, I'm going to be in the minority here - BBG on Feb 5, 2012, 11:13 AM
    1. I actually don't like spanking at all - BlessedThistle on Feb 5, 2012, 11:17 AM
      1. I understand - BBG on Feb 5, 2012, 11:21 AM
        1. It's enough to sting a bit. Not enough that they are not done sobbing - BlessedThistle on Feb 5, 2012, 11:30 AM
          1. This is good; now you've found their sweet spot! - BBG on Feb 5, 2012, 11:36 AM
            1. I hate to parent by what would be idle threats though - BlessedThistle on Feb 5, 2012, 11:54 AM
              1. I get the feeling - BBG on Feb 5, 2012, 12:22 PM
                1. I'd cry if I got rid of Mr Gilly and his trash truck - BlessedThistle on Feb 5, 2012, 4:54 PM
    2. Not so opposed to spanking, but . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 6, 2012, 7:56 AM
     
  4. How old are they? - thesameboat on Feb 5, 2012, 11:13 AM
    1. They are 2 1/2 - BlessedThistle on Feb 5, 2012, 11:19 AM
     
  5. Yikes! - Raindrops1 on Feb 5, 2012, 11:33 AM
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  7. what i'd do... - divababy on Feb 5, 2012, 12:47 PM
    1. Question (ETA) - BBG on Feb 5, 2012, 1:20 PM
     
  8. I feel for you. - PAH on Feb 5, 2012, 2:04 PM
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  10. My two cents - Ariadne on Feb 5, 2012, 5:51 PM
    1. this is great! - Piper on Feb 5, 2012, 6:13 PM
      1. Thanks, Piper - Ariadne on Feb 5, 2012, 6:46 PM
     
  11. I wouldn't sit back and let eight minutes go by. . . - Maya3 on Feb 5, 2012, 6:23 PM
    1. Yeah. the two against one thing is a monkey wrench - BlessedThistle on Feb 6, 2012, 9:08 AM
     
  12. what I would've done back then if I had known what I know now :) - Belen on Feb 5, 2012, 6:59 PM
    1. Hmmmm, what's interesting... - Vianna on Feb 7, 2012, 10:35 PM
     
  13. one by one - THK on Feb 5, 2012, 11:56 PM
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