11 June, 2010

Write It Out

It is officially Day #2 of summer. We made it a whopping 6 hours until we had our first (ahem) squabble. Oh, what to do? Take away a privilege? Time out chair? Take away their silly bands? (gasp)
Why should I have to resort to those old, tired out punishments when I can sneak in a little bit of learning into their consequences?
A mom-friend of mine told me about a fool-proof punishment she used last summer. When her kids misbehaved, she had them write out their multiplication tables. They came back to school the next year with them memorized.
Brilliant. I just love it when the punishment fits the crime.

1 comment:

  1. That's genius! Thanks. I've been trying to come up with a "fun" way for my first grader to work on her numbers. This may be an even better ticket!