Friday, November 14, 2008

For anybody who's raised a kid:

Most of America's populace 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 take the misbehaving child out for a ride in the car and talk. He said that usually this works and the child calms down fairly quickly and it really doesn't take too much time. 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 families concept of acceptable behavior. He kindly shared a picture of the process which I share with you now:
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Definitely a win - win situation - Your child gets the needed attitude adjustment, and you get the satisfaction of a job well done :-}

Hope this helps....
Have A Great Day
Seeya,
OregonArtGuy

11 comments:

Joan Rose said...

LOL..good one! :)I'll remember this once I have children..lol..this is totally hilarious.Looking forward for more posts.

OregonArtGuy said...

Thanks Joan:
I feel the same way - I crack up every time I read it - Thanks for the comment

Laura said...

Funny pic and blog...have to say I do use this practice the only difference the child was inside the car...hmmmm wonder if I should switch it up a bit :) j/k

OregonArtGuy said...

Hi Laura:
It's defin1tely more effective when they are on the outside - once you get going over 60mph, it gets pretty hard for themm to hang on to the wiper blade - I most certainly think you should switch it up a bit. Let me know how it goes :-}

Kim said...

lol Bill...hilarious!!!

can you email your bio to me and I will add to your listing..
thanks Kim
kim[at]laketrees1.com

OregonArtGuy said...

Thanks Kim - I'll be talking with you soon

Kim said...

thanks for your bio Bill...
it's great and really unique :))
I've added it to your listing..
have a good weekend :)

ibdragon said...

Is there a connection between kindred souls and demented humor?, if so we must be related in some way, perhaps in our wayward youth.
Here is a photo of me in my jimi hendrix phase. http://money-saving-tech-tips.blogspot.com/2008/09/70s-wrap-up.html Great humor, good luck with the health issues. I added you as a friend after reading your blog.
Bill

OregonArtGuy said...

Another Bill!
after seeing your pick and reading the post about bulling, I think we have a lot in common. I was a skinny kid who got bullied until I figured out it was a lot more gratifying to beat somebody up instead of being beat up. I also learned that you don't have to win too many fights - just get the reputation - all of which I regret now. I did some really mean things to a lot of people. But on a lighter note - I still know all the lyrics to all the Hendrix songs :-}. I'll mark you as friend and hope we can chat again,
Bill

irenemaria said...

there is a point I can understand...

The Eclectic said...

Bwaaaaahahaaaa! Love this one! With ingenious alternatives like this, who would ever even think of using violence?!