The concept of going to your room may be a useless form of discipline for today’s teen.
This is mainly due to the fact that many kids enjoy being in their room. Why is this?
When my parents told me to “go to my room” it usually meant I was in trouble. Tucked away in the safety and seclusion of my room, I knew I was sent there to learn my lesson.
Today, however, when we send our kids to their rooms we too often do a little more than give our kids free passes to their own private arcades. This is true when we allow digital technology in the form of smartphones, video games, radio, TV and the Internet in their bedrooms.
This makes our kids’ bedrooms anything but safe and secluded. So, consider a policy in your home that requires all digital technology to be enjoyed in a common area. Therefore, Junior’s bedroom can be reserved as a place of solace, retreat and slumber.
Conversation Starter: Do you allow electronics in your kid’s bedrooms? If so, this may be why your kids prefer being in their room.