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Café: Children 'Have To Behave'

Tenchiro

Attention K Mart Shoppers
Jul 19, 2002
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New England
Talk about how child care has changed;

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1910604,00.html

TIPS FROM THE PAST

How to cure a fussy eater: 1926

You cut out feeding times for 24 hours. He has water in abundance, exercise, rest, peace. After that you will have no trouble with regard to food and the wicked boy may be transformed into a likeable young person who appreciates mealtimes.

How to get a good night’s sleep: 1936

A nanny writes: My (18-month-old) charge would wake up every night and cry. One night, instead of petting her, I gave her a smacking instead. Every night after than when she woke up and cried without reason, I smacked her. At the end of three weeks, I found I had undisturbed nights of rest. :thumb:

How to reduce a child’s allergies: 1965

Cover pillows, especially feather pillows used by children susceptible to asthma and hay fever, with polythene bags of a suitable size.

How to gain a sought-after nursery place: 1986

The magazine highlights questionable practice: “It’s easy,” one mother said. “You just have to say you’re frightened that you’re going to start hitting the kids. Then you’ll get a place!”

How to encourage a full head of hair: 1938

A reader writes: My little girl is just two with quick-growing straggly straight hair. I wonder if shaving would make it coarser and easier to keep in order. I know it seems drastic, but the child will not mind in the least.

How to stop ugly mouth breathing: 1926

Breathing through their mouths not only gives children a vacant look, but is a frequent cause of nose, throat and even chest trouble. Tell the child to place its finger firmly along one side of its nose to close the nostril and to take three short sharp breaths through the unclosed one.

How to survive as a teacher: 1984

A delegate at a conference recalls advice given to her on her first day as a teacher: Always wear a hat, gloves, no lipstick and NEVER talk to parents.”

How to serve sliced bread: 1946

It should never be cut less than an inch and a half thick. There is nothing more plebeian than thin bread at dinner.
 

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My Nuts Are Flat
Apr 18, 2002
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Towing the party line.
narlus said:
it's not a debate. you take action, by taking away some of their personal freedom or pleasure, in response to their bad behavior.

get back to me once yr brood is active.
That was done to me ... TV, sent to room, books ( I was a voracious reader) etc. It never worked. In fact, it probably made it worse as I had nothing to do.
 

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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I can remember visiting the grandparents in Philly, and their neighbor cutting a switch from the willow tree when one of their kids was not behaving....
 

Brunettes

Monkey
Jul 27, 2005
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East Coast
Today I went to lunch and sat near a mother w/ two children no older than 9..I thought "oh great so much for quiet time" but I looked over and one was reading the newspaper and the other was reading a rather thick book! They finshed eating and the boy came over to me and asked if I would like the paper since he was done with, walked over to his table and told his mother he would pay for the tip.

They were from a boarding school near my work. :-)
 

Andyman_1970

Turbo Monkey
Apr 4, 2003
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The Natural State
N8 said:
As a parent you only need to give a kid a couple good spankings. After that the threat of spanking is all you need.
That all it took for me............the threat of the belt was all it took......knowing it would be followed through with not just an idle threat.
 

-dustin

boring
Jun 10, 2002
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austin
Silver said:
We must go to the same dominatrix...
she told me i was her only :(

N8 said:
As a parent you only need to give a kid a couple good spankings. After that the threat of spanking is all you need.
all my dad had to do was show me his belt. never got spanked with a belt, but god damn...i didn't even want to think about how bad it would hurt.
 

DH Diva

Wonderwoman
Jun 12, 2002
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Westy said:
Friend of mine has a little brother who stabbed a classmate with a pencil. Dude kept trying to pinch him (creepy), after several warnings the pincher was stabbed in the back of the hand with a pencil. Barely broke the skin. Kid was expelled from school, threatened with assault with deadly weapon charges and a civil suit. Times have changed.
Hey! It hasn't been that long since I graduated high school!! :)

I think the reason I wasn't charged with anything was most likely because I have a way with words.

Principal: Why on earth did you stab "insert name here" in the thigh with a pencil? You know there is going to be some sort of disciplinary action?

Me: Because while in class, "insert name here" wouldn't stop getting friendly and I warned him of the consequences. And because the teacher you pay to supervise this class wouldn't do anything about it, I had to take action into my own hands. So, actually, I don't think there is going to be any disciplinary actions.

Principal: Oh. Well I'm terribly sorry and have a nice day.
 

DH Diva

Wonderwoman
Jun 12, 2002
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PsychO!1 said:
DH Diva said:
..... So, actually, I don't think there is going to be any disciplinary actions.
...QUOTE]

Damn...are you some sort of jedi or something??
I'm not really at liberty to say.......;)

I think he was just trying to make me happy so I'd shut up about it, and he could cover his butt. I'm sure thats not the kinda press a principal wants for his school.
 

Velocity Girl

whack-a-mole
Sep 12, 2001
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Atlanta
DH Diva said:
Hey! It hasn't been that long since I graduated high school!! :)

I think the reason I wasn't charged with anything was most likely because I have a way with words.

Principal: Why on earth did you stab "insert name here" in the thigh with a pencil? You know there is going to be some sort of disciplinary action?

Me: Because while in class, "insert name here" wouldn't stop getting friendly and I warned him of the consequences. And because the teacher you pay to supervise this class wouldn't do anything about it, I had to take action into my own hands. So, actually, I don't think there is going to be any disciplinary actions.

Principal: Oh. Well I'm terribly sorry and have a nice day.

Hahahahaha....that's great!

I am a firm beliver in following thru with threats/consequences. My mom never made a threat she wasn't prepared to follow thru with so we learned pretty quick that even if the consequences seemed harsh, they WOULD happen. Did we get a spanking now and again, sure, do I really remember 'em...nope. I remember the beatings I got from my brother a heck of a lot more.