My Featured Blogger this week is Paul Montgomery of Newspeak. As his site’s title implies, Paul writes about news, as well as sociology, pop culture and, well, whatever he can put his patently snarky spin on. Because, although I don’t know much about this clever, opinionated Brit, I do know he’s opinionated and funny. As are most idealists (including, ahem, yours truly).
If you read many of his posts, you’ll discover that Paul is passionate about covertly supporting what’s good and right, and not-so-covertly exposing what he thinks is wrong, or dumb, or just simply begging to be lampooned.
Parenting experts are beginning to wonder if the ‘wooden spoon’ method may have some limitations in it’s utilisation in child discipline. In controlled government funded testing, subjects have responded ‘inconsistently’ and numerous spoons have been broken in the process.
Here are 6 other examples of tried and tested parenting techniques which may yield better results for your family in 2020:
- ‘Relaxation Corner’ Rather than sending your child to the ‘naughty step’ or putting them on a ‘time out’, a more positive disciplinary technique is to arrange a corner in your family room with a pillow, stress ball, punch bag, some non-lethal weapons etc, so that the child can ‘express their feelings’.
- ‘Sleepy Bobo’ – This method is consistently effective regardless of the child’s age. Simply dissolve some sleeping tablets in their favourite drink*.
*If their favourite drink is Red Bull, results can vary.
- ‘5/50’ – Parent can only use 5
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