Child Discipline

I couldn't resist this one. Someone sent it to me this afternoon.

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 and talk. He said that usually this 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 families concept of acceptable behavior.

He kindly shared a picture of the process which I share with you now.

Stay blessed...john

2 Responses :

John said...

Oh good -- the red ones are 500 points each.

James said...


Great idea, and funny too. In relation to spanking, I don't think many parents understand spanking. Spanking is useful when you are dealing with young children, up to about the age of seven. It is used as a discipline technique, and is designed to teach a child what not to do, and is for non-compliance. It is not the best way to discipline a child but it has to be the first way.