My husband is known for how he disciplines kids. The kids do not get time-outs, quiet time, toys taken away, extra chores or any of the usual ways some parents use. He gives out “Squat” punishments.
At first I was a little concerned with this, not sure if it was a healthy way to treat misbehaviors.
The following I found on About.Com
How To Do Squat Jumps
This exercise is an advanced dynamic power move that should be done only after a complete warm up.
For the older kids and adults:
Stand with feet shoulder width and knees slightly bend.
Bend your knees and descend to a full squat position.
At the bottom of the squat, powerfully explode straight up bringing your knees toward your chest while in midair. At the top of the jump your thighs should touch your torso.
Release your legs, control your landing by going through your foot (toes, ball, arches, heel) and descend into the squat again for another explosive jump.
Upon landing immediately repeat the next jump.
For the little kids:
You do them, and kids can do them too: Bend those knees (but not too far) for squats and lunges! These simple exercises build leg strength to give kids a good foundation for all kinds of sports and fitness activities. Try forward, backward, and side lunges as well as classic squats. You can also incorporate jumps into a squat sequence by having kids hop after they stand up in between squats.
So as you can see, Is this a punishment or what? I call it a constructive way to discipline.