(Closed) How were you punished as a kid/teen?

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Post # 3
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was never punished and never spanked. 

Post # 4
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mostly time outs or being grounded.  My brother had to do pushups when he teased me.  We were good kids though, we didn’t get in trouble a lot.

Post # 5
8386 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Grounded occasionally as a teen, had my car taken away once. I can remember being put into my room alone once as a kid, so I guess I wasn’t punished much as a small child, lol.


Post # 6
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i got spanked when i was very young and only when i did something really bad.

when i got older my punishments were groundings, toys/games taken away, no tv, no phone, etc. plus, i got a long lecture.


Post # 7
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@figgnewton:  My experiences were similar to yours, from the sounds of it. (except for the soup cans! That sounds awful!)

My Fiance was horrified when I told him my brother and I used to get spanked. I was like, “really, doesn’t everybody get spanked?” Guess not. I’d never raise my kids like that, but I didn’t think it was quite as rare as he implied!

Post # 8
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Big Daddy never raised a hand or his voice to me, ever..but if I did something wrong, he’d sit me down and give me a talking to the likes of which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy…he’d just make you feel so god damned bad for screwing up and telling you how disappointed he was and on and on and on….by the time he was done working you over you would have confessed to the assasination of Abraham Lincoln to make it stop…and even though he never told me, “You’re Grounded” …I always kind of grounded myself after those lectures because I felt like I shouldn’t go out when I was such an abysmal failure and shame to my parents.

Post # 9
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I was occasionally spanked (open hand on the butt) as a kid when I was doing something particularly dumb.  I got scoldings and lectures as a teenager. 


Post # 11
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@figgnewton:  grounded, had things taken away, spanked when I was very young (not beaten), and when I was a teen they wouldn’t let me go out.

Post # 13
1261 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@figgnewton:  Spanked for especially awful things and pretty much just when I was littler, grounded for other things and more as I got into my teen years, with extra chores thrown in there as well. I remember for lying about ym grades I was forced to drop marching band, which was huuuge for me back then. Aaand once I recall being made to do pushups.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be a similar type of discipliner with my future kids. 

Post # 14
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was a goody two shoes that was rarely in trouble. I think I got grounded as a teen once, though. LOL. Kind of sad, haha.

Post # 16
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was a really good kid in general so I was never really punished. I was such a smartass though and it irked my mother to no end. She’d yell at me and threaten things like, “I’m cancelling our vacation!” (LOL) but not much else. I’m sure she would have taken my car away, but I bought and paid for it myself so 😛

My mother is totally the type that would have had uber strict punishments if I had ever started getting into trouble though. I think a lot of why I didn’t push any boundaries is because I was aware of her wrath.

I don’t think my Fiance has ever been punished. He’s from a tiny little town in Iowa that is so picture perfect and idyllic. He is like the all american guy that grew up playing baseball and having great manners. I will definitely be the ‘mean’ parent when it comes to discipline – he is such a softie.

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