Wednesday, March 12, 2008

How to Discipline Your Kids

Simon says: - "Shilpa and I are very much against spanking or slapping our boys. No matter how it's dressed up we see it simply as violence and we passionately believe that this is a wrong message to put across to your kids - I recently got this email below that offers an alternative approach. I was skeptical at first but by the time I'd properly understood the concept I'm a convert - what do you think?"

Most of the world's people think it improper to spank children.

The other day I was talking to one of my younger buddies about methods used to
discipline children.

We talked about "time outs", grounding, holding back "rewards" until the child displayed desired behavior etc. One of the things we discussed was the act of spanking and my friend explained that no, he does not spank any of his children.

He explained that what he does is to take the misbehaving child out for a ride in the car. He said that this usually works and that the child calms down fairly quickly. By removing the child, in this case his son, from the immediate situation and providing a change of scenery, the child is allowed to focus on something different. Once the child has the opportunity to change perspective, things get better quickly and the child has better understanding of his place within the family and begins to understand the family's concept of acceptable behavior.
[Note: - He even provided a photo to show how effective this technique was - see below]

1 comment:

Adrian said...

sounds like a good idea - but should the kid be IN the car or made to hold on to he bonnet like in the photo?