Recently I gave some advice at Scrivel (which was, duh, all made up and supposed to be funny) which caused someone to refer to me as a cunt and then come over here to my blog and call me a cunt again. So I'm kind of meh about giving advice right now, so this TOTALLY ISN'T ADVICE AT ALL, but this is something I have done and it's worked for me.
(And bear with me, seriously, because it is SO infrequent that I get to give any kind of information, WHICH IS NOT ADVICE, about parenting)
This? Works for me. For US, I should say.
It takes all the emotion out of punishment. It just is what it is. You do the crime, you do the time. Or some other generic bad movie reference.
So. There you go. I won't say "You're welcome" because it's really, totally not advice.
And yes, the word "Bitchy" is part of the Consequences chart. At least it didn't say douchebag.
And the magnet next to it says, "Eat your raisins. They make your ass stink less."
I never said I was a good mom.