Sunday, May 04, 2008

Try To Stay Positive

Professor Matt Sanders claims you can easily control unruly toddlers in the supermarket:

Parents were told to praise good behaviour, involve children in the shopping experience and reward them after a tantrum-free trip.
A simple all-purpose slap used to work just fine but not anymore:

AN experienced nurse has been suspended after allegedly smacking an unruly toddler in a hospital emergency department. Jeanette Stewart is on full pay pending the outcome of a police and Department of Community Services investigation into the incident, involving a three-year- old girl, at the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital on April 15. The girl, who was in the emergency department with her mother and a sibling, is said to have been running around and misbehaving...
Nurse Stewart is facing criminal charges because there are other more fashionable methods of teaching children discipline:

A mother of a year 1 girl at Flemington Primary School, who asked not to be named, said her daughter watched the show (Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares), but had never used the F-word and rarely swore. "I reckon it teaches kids a bit of discipline if anything because he pulls people into line," she said.
A Year 1 student is around six years old. They don't 'watch', they are allowed to watch.

-- Nick

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