Monday, March 29, 2010
It occurred to me that the only benefit these parents were gaining were the 30 seconds of peace with each whisper/threat, but more so they were teaching their kids that while in public anything goes. So the question is should discipline be the same in public as it is at home? I can answer with my own children that discipline is the same regardless of our geography. Do we have less than desirable situations out in public? Yes about once a year. We have some of those while at the comfort of our home as well. This topic echos another post I made awhile back, asking, and pleading with you to not spank your kids. More so, if you do spank, then please do so extremely sparingly. When I say sparingly, I mean spankings in my opinion should be limited to no more than five fingers or less over your children's lifetimes. To date I have never spanked my children and I don't foresee this ever happening at this point.
Really what are we teaching kids when threatening to wait until we get home to discipline?