We use the “naughty stool/chair” method as a form of discipline for our kids. So whenever one of them misbehaves, he/she will get sent to the naughty chair and “sit out” his/her time. For Ethan, he needs to sit for 4 minutes and for Hannah, it’s 1 minute; the number of minutes spent on the naughty chair is equivalent to the child’s age.
After their “time done” we’ll explain to them what they did wrong, and the child concerned will then promise to not do it again. He/she will apologize and give each one of us a hug.
There was once when Hannah did something wrong. I think she hit me with a toy or book, so she sat in the naughty chair. When she was ready to say sorry, she came over and gave me a hug.
Ethan said, “Daddy, come here. I want to hug you too. But I didn’t do anything wrong. I just want to hug you because I love you…”