Tough Love

Much has been said about "tough love" for misbehaving children.

Most of America's populace thinks it very improper to spank children, so my spouse and I prefer to try other methods to control our kids when they have one of "those moments."

One thing that we have found to be very effective is for me just take the child for a car ride and talk. They usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our little car ride together.

But since some people are more "visual" learners, I've included the photo below of one of my sessions with our son. It's instructive and helpful. I hope you'll agree.

I hope it works for you as well as it does for us.

(For the visually impaired, the photo shows a little boy ...clinging to the hood of a car, screaming. An automated radar speed camera unit shows the speed limit to be 35 mph ...and the car going 99.)

Posted January 14, 2013 8:00 AM

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