Lee was: the Incarnation  ! 
Answered on: 13 Aug 2003

The Internet Oracle has pondered your question deeply.
Your question was:

> Oracle most wise, you have seen the past first-hand,
> was there a time when sending kids to their rooms was actually a punishment?
And in response, thus spake the Oracle:

} Boy was there!  Remember the '70s, when black light posters were all
} the rage?  Well why do you think the people that were children then
} are so messed up now?  No, it wasn't the drugs, it was actually from
} staring that those posters under that black light.  Those kids did
} enough of it on their own without their parents forcing it on them
} even more by sending them to their rooms.  I shudder at just the
} memory.
} You owe the Oracle a can of day-glow paint.

Notes: Not one of my better answers. It was a real struggle for me to come up with anything. Perhaps I should have just passed on it.