Many parents use grounding as a way to discipline children. However, when parents ground children for several weeks, it often loses its effectiveness. Grounding puts restraints on the whole family, and in time, parents may give in. When this happens, children learn their parents won't follow through with the grounding they impose.
Job grounding involves brief and intense grounding. Your child is given a chance to earn his or her way off grounding by completing a job. This works best with 10 to 16-year-old children. Since spending time with friends is one of the most important things to most older children and teens, taking that privilege away from them is often the most effective form of discipline. Job grounding also helps your child learn how to do various jobs around your home.
If you plan a family outing, get a baby sitter to stay with your child. The grounded child stays at home.