Mia laughed at me when I told her how I was going to start punishing her.
She doesn’t need punishment often. Or maybe I am just too soft on her.
I probably need to be punished more often than she does.
How to Punish Kids Effectively
Anyway … I told her that the next time she needed punishing I was going to take her to the library and make her read a book.
She laughed at me!
Our conversation went something like this … one-sided as it was.
“What?! You are laughing at me when I am talking about punishing you? Why would you laugh at me.”
“Okay, if you don’t stop laughing I am going to have to take you to the library and make you read a book. You got that?”
“That’s it. We are going to the library.
Yet more giggles and smiles and chuckles.”
“How come you are laughing at me when I am talking about punishing you?”
“You know, daddy, that I love to read. If you are going to punish me by making me read a book, don’t you think I will want to do something just so you can take me to the library?”
Kids are too smart these days.
Least Effective Way to Punish a Kid
Teaching a kid to read = one less effective way to punish them.
Maybe I’ll have her write a summary of the books she has to read and put those summaries here.
Daddy? I am reading this.