Monday, November 5, 2007

A Funny for Monday

~ Tough Love vs. Spanking ~
(a psychological conundrum)

Most of America's populace think it improper to spank children,
so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have the one of "those moments."
One that I found effective is for me to just take the child for a car ride and talk.
They usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our car ride together.
I've included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son,
in case you would like to use the technique.
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KingCrimson said...

It's a crazy but smart method! ;-p

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Mixed Up Me said...

Oh, if only it were legal!!

a_akak said...

i am 100% with smacking as well as punishment at school as kids need some deterents in their life ... but nice tactic

Fe AMAN Allah

PH said...

LoooooooooooL that was so funny and totally unexpected :P ..... I'm all with it though as long as you don't do it to amira :)))))).

salaam and thanks for the laugh

Anglo-Libyan said...

salam ibeebarbie
they have banned smacking in Scotland and were trying to ban it in England as well but i dont think its going to happen.

my feelings are, a little smack is necessarry from time to time but as long as it is that, a smack.

when kids are brought up properly, the chances of them being smacked get very slim as they tend to behave most of the time, of course saying that, I have seen parents hit their children in such a violent way that makes me so angry and in some occasions report them.

your post was funny by the way :o)

dusk till dawn said...

i do not know whos more scared the kid or the driver ha ha, u know ur self every kid is behaving differnt, and every parent been bring their kids differnt,look at me wt my dad and the should be strict up bringing,education authority should keep away of the house rules.nice post to make u think

ibeebarbie said...

Salam All,
Every time I look at this kid's face I just crack up. I know that's sad to say, but it's true.

Ahmed, I too am all for discipline; however not all children are the same so there isn't just one full proof way of disciplining. I think parents need to learn what works for their child with respect to teaching them how to behave.

LOL@PH - Habibi, you know I couldn't do that to Amira, but don't think we haven't had our rounds in other ;-)

Anglo-Libyan, I agree. I think sometimes parents just get too frustrated and react rather than perhaps handling things sooner so as not to over-react with such punishment.

Dusk Till Dawn, I agree with you on each child is different and should be handled accordingly. Also, agree with things start at home rather than the outside's problem to fix what's not being done at home. By the way, how is Adnan? He's been quiet. :-(

white african said...

looooooooooool i wasnt expecting that, brilliant

ibeebarbie said...

Salam White African,
Me either - I think that's why it made me laugh so hard.

Benghazi Citizen said...

Good one....One thing caight my attention:apparently we all suffered a thing or two from kids,,,all comments agreed on one thing:THEY DESERVE IT...
There is this woman who comes to visit my mother on occasion,and she always bring her little ANGELS with her...
believe me,if i got the chance,i would do what the blog recommended in a heart beat for this beutiful little ANGEL

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Benghazi Citizen,
LOL @ taking the little ANGEL for a little spin around the block. Good one.