Mom’s Clever Punishment Is Getting Love From All Over The World!


Sometimes children are children, but rules are also rules, so when this one mom found her son using his phone after bedtime, even though he knew it was again the rules. He then had to ‘earn points’ to end his punishment… 500 points!

He was allowed to choose how to earn points, and his mom came up with an ingenious mix of household jobs for him to do it, each different job with a different amount of points.


This is what she wrote:

Congratulations! – You got grounded!!!

To get rid of your penalty, you must earn _500_ points.

Offense: _ Playing on the mobile phone after bedtime _

Write a nice letter to a family member = 10 points

Prepare and cook dinner = 50 points

1 load of laundry (get started, hang up, fold) = 100 points

Clean and organize a kitchen cupboard = 50 points per shelf

Empty the dishwasher = 25 points

Load the dishwasher = 25 points

Clean and wash off counters = 25 points

Clean out microwave = 40 points

Clean and vacuum the living room = 30 points

Sweep and mop kitchen = 30 points

Wash windows = 10 points per window

Water houseplants = 10 points

Dust living room = 25 points

Clean bathroom (sink, toilet and floor) = 50 points

Take out trash (and rebag) = 10 points per garbage bag

Clean the litter box = 10 points

Magic Mum

There is one absolute certainty here, the house is going to be very, very clean, by the time he earns enough points!

What do think about this kind of punishment, I know I’ve done this before with my kids and it’s a great way to teach responsibility for actions!

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