When you’re growing up, going through your formative years, taking in the world with your malleable, sponge-like brain, discipline is important. A child needs to learn that actions have consequences. But you know what else is important? Creativity. These are some weird punishments that we found from people’s real life experiences.
So, next time you punish your kid, why not kill two birds with one stone and create a punishment that will teach your child some sort of lesson, specifically, a weird punishment! You could hand down a punishment so strange, they’ll never forget it. Use your judgment. In reading about some of the strangest punishments people received when they were kids, some examples were borderline grounds for a call to child services. Without further ado, here are some real punishments people have actually gotten when they were kids.
Two brothers used their mom’s bathtub to play with their toys which happened to have sharp edges that destroyed the tub. It was $500 in damages. One by one, mom sold their toys on ebay until the damage was paid for.
2. Sandwich Board:
Some judges have a special punishment for juvenile shoplifters. They’re sentenced to spend numerous hours standing outside the store they violated while wearing a sign explaining that they’re a shoplifter with instructions to ask them about what they did.
3. Basement Brawlers:
One Redditor remembers that when him and his brother would fight, his father would lock the two of them in their dark, creepy basement for an hour. It was pitch black and so scary that after an hour, the two of them would be hugging each other in fear.
EJ recalls when his hyperactive brother refused to do chores, his mother would tell him to go outside and dig a hole to China. EJ would go out digging until it was dark out. The next morning he’d have to fill the hole. It took two days. Any time EJ groaned about chores, mom would threaten to make him dig to China.
8.You Like Gum?:
Another commenter remembers his teacher’s punishment for kids that stuck gum on their school desks. “She’d make you pry a piece of gum loose from the desk (not our own) and chew it in front of her. I’m pretty sure she’d be arrested now.”