Tuesday, August 14, 2007

discipline

i went to visit my newly-wed brother today along with our neighbors. they're a young couple with a 4 year old kid who is the most energetic creature i've seen in a long time... the kid spent the whole night running around the house.

i noticed, however, that the father had the hardest time controlling his son. whenever he'd ask the kid to keep his shoes off the couch the kid would punch him in the face.

- " we won't take you to the zoo with us if you don't behave"
- "i don't care, i already went to the zoo"

i was laughing my head off the whole time, which i think encouraged the kid even more...but i couldn't help it.

his parents were trying everything to make him behave...shouting, threatening to go home, threatening to leave him with his grandfather all alone in the dark, no cinema, no cartoons, etc....nothing worked.

i know MY dad would've beat me as a last resort, but the kid's father apparently was against that. i'm not sure i agree with him though, spanking ur kid or beating him is a very useful way in making him behave himself. ofcourse too much beating will give the kid some issues regarding his character and lack of confidence. but u can't just leave the kid not knowing his limits.


towards the end i got fed up. he stained my brother's new couch with juice and he was running around pulling the veil off his mom's head. i told him to play hide and seek with me, he should hide and i would count to 50. it worked, i spent the rest of the evening counting as slow as i could..until it was time for them to leave.

6 comments:

Lasto-adri *Blue* said...

LOL, nice trick...
olteli ba2a momken a3ml eh m3 bnt el geran.. she's nearly as hyper...

ZeRoCoOl said...

Children like your brother's neighbor's off spring are the reason why I'd never get married or have children........the ordeal I put my parents through would probably come back to haunt me......I get shivers just thinking about it

greyscale said...

lasto-adri: good luck with that:)

zerocool: lool...what goes around comes around, brother:)

gjoe said...

I don't know about spanking kids to get them to behave. I think it is the "empty threats" that doesn't work. I believe that kids spend most of their childhood testing their limits. If you threat and the kid doesn't obey, you punish.As Simple As That.
Well, of course I have to say that "elly eedo fel keyboard mesh zay elly 3ando ebn mettala3 3eeno".

Deeeeeee said...

Though the post really made me laugh, it made me wonder about what these kids will grow up to be, cause I know that kid is no exception. Though I recently managed not to get myself not to despise kids after my sister had a baby... just like zerocool, I'm one of the people who had better not have children in fear they'd do to me what I'm still doing to my parents! :D

Bibi-Aisha said...

I agree with gjoe. But sometimes,naughty kids turn out to be well-behaved teenagers and adults-like my brother and one of my cousins. And then there are those who grow up and are just plain rude and uncouth. Nice trick indeed. Next time, no laughing though;-)