With kids ranging from 3 1/2 to almost 15, the course of discipline I choose varies greatly. With Jack, a 3 minute trip to time out against the wall is usually effective. I have to get much more creative with my older two. Taking things away (and yes, they have a lot of electronics to choose from) is a standby favorite. I've also learned that refusing to take them anywhere is good as is some extra labor around the house.
I do believe I have found the most effective technique and you won't be reading about it in any parenting book. The best part is I don't have to do a thing. Peer mortification by three year old brother is not only the best tool in my discipline toolbox, but I also believe you get an ab workout from laughing so hard.
Unfortunately, I missed any type of documentation of this event, but imagine if you will, 7 fourteen/fifteen year old boys sitting around having breakfast and a little three year old approaches and animatedly speaks about the topic below for a good three or four minutes using this word at least every other sentence. To see their expressions-hysterical. To see the older brother's expression-priceless.
Jack-you've been good entertainment for the last few years, but now you are really earning your keep. Thanks!!
(ETA: I couldn't get the audio file to load, so I video'd it...not the best, but at least it will make sense.)
BTW-any guesses what he is really saying? It took us a couple days to figure it out.