Grounding (punishment)

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Grounding is a common punishment for children especially older children for misbehavior. It has been suggested as an alternative to corporal punishment in the home. Typically, a child or a teenager who is grounded is not allowed to leave their room or their house with exceptions for required activities such as school, chores and other activities. Being grounded can also include having privileges taken away, such as watching TV, playing computer games and access to the internet.

References to invocation of grounding is common in popular culture and is often demonstrated in TV shows and films. This term was used originally in aviation such as when a pilot is restricted from flying in an aircraft due to misconduct, emergencies such as illness or other reasons, the pilot is "grounded".

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