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From: PNaish <>
Subject: Re: Parenting traits of the SI
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 19:43:48 EST
I forget in previous responses but find it quite cute now.
In America in this day and age we are all very afraid to even spank a child
for fear of being taken to court by anyone and everyone. So we tend to try to
find other ways of disciplining our offspring.
My youngest son was once at a baby sitter who found a great way to punish him
(and yes for him it worked) in the afternoon each day the kids would help pick
up all the toys and things they had played with just before the parents would
start arriving to take their kids. The baby sitter found that if my son had
been less than an angel (which he was from time to time) she would make him
sit on a tall kitchen stool and watch as the other kids put the toys away. My
son would sit and cry because he coudln't help. For him that was worse than
being spanked because he liked being helpful and it was punishment when he
Through the years I've talked to my sons about alternate ways of punishment
and we even discussed that one. I was still suprised the first time I was at
this same son's house and found he had come up with a new way. Instead of
spanking his daughter, he lets her spank herself just before she is sent to
her room for a "time out". It was cute and seems to be effective (of course
along with the exile to the bedroom).
Innovation is still alive when it comes to discipline!
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