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  • Basically not, but there are worse punishments than that. I once had my three year old daughter stand in the corner for a minute, it worked for 25 seconds, and then we hugged and had a good laugh. We cherish this memory today. She just graduated from high school.
  • Sure but I am always in favor of making them write 100 I will not dos as well so the message sinks in. So the child can sit there and write.
  • I would be forced to stand facing a wall for up to 5 hours! needless to say I don't talk much to my folks. I believe in "time outs" but that, which was done to me, on a regular basis is not humane!
  • Yes. It can be part of the current child rearing punishments which include "time outs" from unwanted behavior.
  • Also long as you don't make them stand there over an half hour. I prefer time out or no tv.
  • Unless it was for hours and hours or in the pouring rain, I see nothing inhumane about it.
  • It`s not the worst punishment ever. I can see how later on in life some people could have issues connected to that punishment depending on how long they were left there and why. Some of the punishments i got when i was little still bother me now.
  • Time outs worked at my house.
  • Yep. It beats the hell out of a curtain rod.
  • I done this to my daughter many years ago, she was there 5 minutes and I told her she could sit down now and behave.........was she ignoring me? No, she was fast asleep whilst standing up :o)
  • Only if it's a method of time-out, and the time-out does not exceed twenty minutes or so. I think there are better ways to punish an errant child, however. Taking away privileges and rewarding good behavior are more effective, as well as the technique a lot of Chinese and Japanese parents use----love your kids to death, build a strong and trusting relationship----when the kid acts bad, make him/her feel really "guilty" about how he/she has hurt you. That tactic worked with me when my mother used it, because I really loved my mom a lot and I didn't want to lose her respect or make her feel bad.
  • I wouldnt call it inhumane but I would call it pointless and negative. A child is a sponge, constantly learning, seeing, feeling new things, lots of energy and they do make mistakes and make parents mad, however, having said that why punish them and why take that brilliant mind and focus it in a corner. If a child does something wrong, focus on why and get that child do something constructive to rectify the problme for example if they were running in the kitchen and knocked over something that spilled, then get them to do the dishes and explain why they are doing what they are doing. Children learn much better from positive discipline, not negative. I have two children 18 years apart, the first was raised with draconian discipline because that was how I was raised, the one I have at home now is raised with positive discipline and what a difference, I wish I knew then what I know now.
  • It works, That is if they do not like standing in the corner.
  • Hell no. That's how the Blaire Witch gets you.
  • Oh Jeebus... the bleeding heart liberals are taking that away too? What's left? Mean looking, non verbal staring contests?
  • why are people so afraid of their children being unhappy? when I baby sat my little brothers and they misbehaved the concequences would elicite an "I HATE YOU" which would end up recieving a "good, that means I'm doing something right" a couple years later they admitted that I was right.
  • Yes, it is humane and effective. My longest corner times was from breakfast to lunch and then lunch to dinner, two days in a row!
  • At some point it will probably be outlawed. There will be some claim that closeness off the wall is bad for the eyes, or that there is a risk of inhaling compuounds given off by the paint.
  • Try not punishing your child at all and see what you end up with yo...
  • You jest, yes? [ major eye-roll ]
  • Would you rather give him the whip?
  • Punishment is not supposed to be "humane". If the CHILD were acting "humane" in the first place, then you wouldn't be in this position, would you. Now, if you decide that you can't punish them this way, how WILL you do it? Spanking? (I believe if done right, and not in anger, this is valid - see my profile.) Grounding? That only works on younger teens, and THEN only if you ground them to their room, with NO TV, NO computer, NO electronic games, NO music, NO phone, NO... you get the point. Otherwise, you are just giving them a vacation from YOU, and MAYBE that's what they want. So, sit them in the corner, facing the wall (so they can't see the TV... Maybe they can hear it, so they know what they're missing... Depending on age and infraction (and cheating from the punishment), set a time-limit (relatively short for young kids, longer for older), and make sure they THINK about whatever you are punishing them for. (And don't let siblings tease them unmercifully while they are there.)
  • Humane ? Yes ,,but kind of a silly one... when I was in school I used to get a strap from my teacher ,,I figured that was a "humane" punishment ,,,but now you can't gently spank your child , or a teacher can't strap them ,,without losing their job ,,or worse ,going to jail ,etc.. Though it seems to be acceptabble for the kids to steal ,murder , throw their teacher thru the classroom window ,,etc,etc,,with only a few months in a nice little juvnille home or less .
  • They'll survive.
  • the child should publish for he's mistake, or the parent is diequalification ,andthe child will make another mistake even worse
  • More humane than the castor oil my momma used on us kids as punishment!
  • I've always seen that as a form of humiliation. We are not there to humiliate a child, but to teach them right from wrong.
  • Removing the child from the situation is usually a good way of getting them to relax and think about it a bit. As long as they're only in the corner for a few minutes (depending upon their age), there's absolutely nothing wrong with it.
  • Depends on how long you leave them there. My nephew use to be left there as a toddler until he fell asleep, woken up and made to face the wall again, thats not punishment it's abuse.
  • Its not punishment, it is humiliation, and nobody should do that to a child. I ought to know, between being beat with a spanking paddle, which my parents proudly showed-off to friends and relatives with its "witty" hitting children as a joke sayings painted on it or being forced to stand in the corner for hours or having Ivory soap put in my mouth (twice) to 'wash my mouth out' for having an opinion of my own. And any independence(I or my 3 siblings) might have had left after my parents' attempts to control our every thought, opinion, action,etc., the nuns at school finished off taking away. Bitter? You bet! Especially after having children of my own and realizing how fabulous raising a family really can be without the need for controlling, hitting, humilating or guilting one's children into compliance. It made me realize that my parent's were . wrong for the way they treated us. I didn't deserve it.
  • make them get a switch from a tree...
  • I thinkthat standing a child in the corner as punishment is ok ... and HUMANE ... What is NOT "humane" is BEATING / SPANKING your child as that only teaches them that violence is the answer to life's problems .. +5
  • Absolutely. It works for mine. She stands in the corner and then has to explain why she was put there. No playing, no touching the walls, no fidgeting. Needless to say, I don' thave to do it that often.
  • It is very humane and should not even be regarded as a negative such as a punishment. Rather it is a way to get the young person to refocus on who he is and what his behavior means here. He does not have to go to the corner in "shame". He should go with an open mind to changing what is upsetting others and reflect as to why. That works better. Transformation, not shame.
  • I see nothing wrong with it. My son saw the corner a lot at 2. Only for a few minutes at a time. It gave him time to think about what he do. I've seen kids who only got a talking too and so many of them grew up to be selfish and mean because they never suffer any consequences. If you only put them in a chair looking out their active minds focus on their surroundings instead of what they did. Facing the wall takes away other visual stimuli and makes them have to face what they did. I never did do it in front of company. Then it would be more humilation than teaching them a lesson.
  • Its only humane if the child knows exactly how long they have to be there and has a way to tell how much of that punishment is left, otherwise you add fear, uncertainty, extra distress and confusion into the mix.
  • Its not punishment, it is humiliation, and nobody should do that to a child. I ought to know, between being beat with a spanking paddle, which my parents proudly showed-off to friends and relatives with its "witty" hitting children as a joke sayings painted on it or being forced to stand in the corner for hours or having Ivory soap put in my mouth (twice) to 'wash my mouth out' for having an opinion of my own. And any independence (I or my 3 siblings) might have had left after my parents' attempts to control our every thought, opinion, action,etc., the nuns at school finished off taking away. Bitter? You bet! Especially after having children of my own and realizing how fabulous raising a family really can be without the need for controlling, hitting, humilating or guilting one's children into compliance. It made me realize that my parent's were wrong for the way they treated us. We didn't deserve it.
  • Oh, the corner. The bane of my childhood. That and yelling. Hehe, I was a nightmare. I think it's humane as long as the child in question doesn't have to stand there for six hours straight.
  • Depends on the age.
  • Better than beating them

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