"It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." ~ Abraham Maslow
|In the long run, how effective do you think|
sending a child to the naughty chair will be?
How often have you heard someone say something like "That child really needs to be disciplined!" or "I can't believe how badly behaved she is, her parents never discipline her"? Before I became a parent I could always tell the good parents from the bad ones because bad parents had children who misbehaved. I was really clued in, wasn't I? In the 4 1/2 years since I became a parent myself, if there is one thing I am sure of it is that if a child is acting out, it is to get a need met. It is unlikely that they are doing it consciously, but dig around a little and you will most likely find this to be true. My husband is not so convinced.