Embarrassment as punishment
I just showed you the viral video of the Dad using embarrassment as a form of punishment for his daughter. I am totally for it! This was my son just about a year ago. The kids were late coming home from school (no school bus here, and we are a block and a half away) so I went for a walk and I heard him say “Don’t tell Mommy….” I didn’t catch the rest, so I asked my other 2 kids what he said. “Don’t tell Mommy I hit that car with a snowball!” I made him take this sign and stand on the corner of the busiest intersection in town, while holding this sign for 45 minutes. He hasn’t done it since.
Now, I saw some of you saying that he should have donated the computer. Honestly, I feel that would have made her think she had done something right, and left her with a good feeling about it overall. Sure she may be sad for a little about not having it, but after a while, would have found the “donation” a justification, and it wouldn’t have had as much of an effect as the bullet holes did. Now, being a frugal mom, I would have stripped it, and sold it off part by part, or at least used the parts in other computers, then shot the case and made it SEEM like I shot the computer. This may have been what he did, but we may never know.
In any case, I need to find a way to get my son to cooperate with the teachers in school, and have been thinking of going in and sitting with him for every class for a whole week. I have a meeting with the teachers on Wednesday, we’ll see what comes of it. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share!