When it comes to punishing the triplets, we subscribe to the timeout method. We put them in a corner for three minutes – one minute for each year of age. To keep track of the time they spend in timeout, and so we don’t forget to let someone out of timeout, we usually use the timers on our iPhones. It’s been working out pretty well for us and the kids really seem to have picked up on the idea.
This morning after breakfast they got out their toy phones and were telling each other to go to timeout. They were even instructing each other on which button to press on their phones to start the timer. It was very cute to watch.