When I have caned a girl in my study, I always put them in corner time for fifteen minutes, it gives them time to stop crying and to ‘gather themselves’.
I usually place the cane as so…
You see, I have half hour appointment slots during the day at certain times, for discipline. Whilst this girl is whimpering away there will be another waiting. When they knock, I shout “Enter!”
They see the aftermath of the previous caning stood before them, I ask them to take the cane, and go to my desk. I then dismiss the punished girl, turn and say…”Right then young lady, read out your report card please.”
It is all about dramatic effect, to make sure their visit is en-grained on their young minds.