Friday, June 26, 2009

Alternative to Spanking

An elder in our church sent this to me via email the other day:

Most of the American populace thinks it improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of 'those moments.'

One that I found effective is for me to just take the child for a car ride and talk.

Some say it's the vibration from the car, others say it's the time away from any distractions such as TV, Video Games, Computer, iPod, etc.

Either way, my kids usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our car ride together. The eye to eye contact helps a lot too.

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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Nicole said...

especially since the car is going 99 in a 35!!! ;)

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Marshall G said...

man you need to evaluate your elder team more stringently. yeeks. at least give the kid a pair of sunglasses...