Sometimes when my oldest son gets in trouble, which is more often that I’d prefer, part of his punishment is that he has to write, not just verbalize, but write an apology. This must come as a handwritten script, not something he types on his junior tablet. The idea is that writing a note forces him to really think about what he did wrong and takes the sarcastic edge off his justification. It also takes him a bit more time, which is punishment in itself. Now I’m often underwhelmed by the final product, but at very least, I figure my kid had to think about what he did wrong, even if he’s not truly sorry.