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Punishment techniques

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    I have three sons, they are 6, 6 and 7 years old. They all like to play a little rough at times and I do more than my fair share of encouraging that. I joined the military at 17 years old and am a police officer now. I use a form of discipline not unlike the military. I put my kids in the front leaning rest (push up position) for some of the more minor infractions of the rules, then they have to say over and over what they did wrong (I will not tattle, I will not tattle….). They are usually only down there for a minute or so and don’t seem to be too upset when they get up. I went to this because I found myself spanking them too much. I didn’t want them to think that they were going to get whacked every time I came around the corner. I implemented this for things like tattle telling, failing to clean up after themselves, or for whining and crying over not getting their way. I look at it like this, I am building their body and at the same time giving them some discipline. I do this with a calm voice and rarely yell at them unless I’m just playing around. I will admit that I do tend to jump right into the front leaning rest, time out or spanking much faster than my wife but when she is dealing with them yelling over and over seems to be her nitch. My wife thinks this is “extreme” and gets upset because “our kids aren’t in the ARMY”. I tried to explain my position but she leans on her female friends to support her theory and all I have is cops and military friends to speak to about it. I told her that I am the only one in the house that can teach the boys how to be men. She keeps saying they are only 6 and 7 but to me they have been learning since they were born and we can’t just pick a magic age to say “ok you’re grown up now be a man”. Our kids our very well behaved and I feel that it is a direct reflection of the discipline they receive at home. So here I am looking for other men to give me their feedback about my idea for punishment. If you think I’m wrong tell me but if you agree with me please let me know.

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