Originally posted by Amaterasu
Y'know... When I was a wee one (around 2ish), I was told not to stick things in sockets. But that was not the end of it. I was told not to, and
then... I was told WHY. My dad made it very clear that the sockets were a danger and how they were. I got a good picture
I agree that if that works, then that is absolutely the best solution.
There are some children who are unable to grasp that kind of thing though, unfortunately. Some can, some cannot.
That kind of thing did work on me, but I've known a few kiddos that it doesnt.
My son comes to mind with that. As I said earlier, though, he is severely autistic, and has to be dealt with in a MUCH different way than my other 2
Here's a side story to the socket story as well...
When my son was 3, his mother was sitting on the couch watching TV, and I was in the bathroom. I heard a strange sound repeating, and I recognized
what was happening... i ran out into the living room, and saw my son trying to plug the cord into the socket behind the TV, for the stereo.
I got him away from it, got him to understand that was a bad thing to do, and then asked my wife (of the time) why she didnt take him away from
She said she heard him messing around with it but didnt know what he was doing...
Who was I angry with in that situation? Her or my son? If you guessed her, you're right
It was not long after that that we seperated and I kept all the kiddos, because of her lack of ability, empathy, and neglectful ways.
Now, you may ask, why do I bring this up? It's because I want to point out the fact that even though, if the situation extreme enough to warrant a
spank, or things of that nature (by the way, when *I* say spank, I do mean, with open hand, on the butt, nowhere else), I am also EXTREMELY protective
of my children, and wish no harm to them. Only the best, with only love, for them.