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!

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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