Discipline Dialog How to Properly and Effectively Ground a Child

Parenting Issues How to Effectively Ground a Child
The oft used grounding or removal of privileges is a common punishment. I'm all for grounding as a measure of punishment. But effective grounding delicate. Many parents confuse length of grounding with effectiveness. Wrong. Kids need to learn self discipline and long groundings don't accomplish that.
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