Jose R. Gonzalez was issued a patent in 1989 for his punishment wheel.
An apparatus for choosing a punishment for a child, and a method of its use, are disclosed. An assortment of adhesive-backed decals designating various punishments is provided. Decals selected from the assortment by the parents are positioned around a base wheel. The child spins a knob and pointer that are centrally and rotatably mounted on the base wheel. When the knob and pointer come to rest, that punishment is imposed as indicated by the pointer.
Punishments include: "NO TV," "GROUNDED," "TIME OUT," "K.P.," "NO DESSERT," "DONATE A TOY," "NO SPORTS," "NO PHONE," "NO FRIENDS," "SWATS," "NO VISITING," "NO TREAT," "HOUSE CHORES."
Also, "PARENTS CHOICE," (parent chooses the punishment to be imposed on the child), and "KID'S CHOICE," (child choose his own punishment).