Posted by linkadge on July 10, 2012, at 21:57:26
In reply to Re Instead...., posted by Phillipa on July 10, 2012, at 20:25:03
I think parents waste way too much time trying to reason with little brats. I was a brat and my mother knew it. She knew I would just test her and test her. I would force her into long convoluted punishments that just wasted her time.
Its the same with teaching...You keep them in at recess, you have to give up your lunch to look after them. They know that, and know that they're punishing you just as much as you're punishing them. I don't like to waste my time on kids that 'think' to much about how to manipulate you.
A good smack gets it over with. Case closed.....now go outside and play.