The punishment: 4 days in exile. She was permitted to come out of her room to eat, bathe, and do chores only. 4 days. Not a minute sooner. Happened to be on a weekend too. OUCH.
The long term repercussions: She lost her 4 favorite items indefinitely. She has to earn them back through consistent respect and good behavior.
1. Her Uggs (she cried instantly)
2. Her IPOD and IPOD port. Counts as 2 you say? Not ova hea.
3. If you look at the photo, her cable wire that runs from her T.V. to her wall is sitting there. Bye Bye Television.
4. Her Nintendo DS.
She finished a book during her punishment. We did bible study. She did chores with a smile just so she could leave her room.
Do not make empty threats to your children. If you say you are going to do something, make sure you do it. Every bit of it. It will be what is best for you and them in the long run.
On a funny note...Amber said to me..."I would rather just get hit. Can't you just hit me, and then it would be over?" My response..."No baby, I have to hit you where it really hurts."