One of the punishments I’ve seen doled out with some regularity is writing lines. Gotta say, I’m not OK with the punishment for myself.
For starters, I can tell you I’d be angry I was told to write lines as a punishment. I don’t see it having any value outside of imposing an unwanted task. I wouldn’t learn from the punishment. It wouldn’t make me reflect on my behavior which caused me to be punished. It’s menial busy work. Having an adult write lines is disrespectful. I’m not sure I’d do them. I think there would be a major argument if this task was handed down to me as a punishment. It would go very badly!!!
I am of the mindset that natural consequences are the best way to influence behavior. Writing lines isn’t a natural consequence to anything. Being disrespectful and Daddy not engaging with me until I’m good is a natural consequence.
I’ve known quite a few subs who have been assigned lines. One of my friends was given the task daily and the lines increased because she wasn’t completing them. Obviously, the punishment wasn’t working. She was resentful all the time! I’m sure I’d be in this same boat.
One thing I’ve learned along my submissive journey is that I need to know and understand why rules are in place. This goes for punishment as well. If I don’t think it makes sense or is justified, I won’t comply.
An alternate task that would be more fitting and effective is writing an essay or letter reflecting on my behavior. What caused it, what I can do differently, how to communicate my needs/feelings so my needs are met. It’s still a writing task, but without the menial humiliation aspects to it.