Re: Parents ban Scouting as discipline
Rhonda L. Medlicott (r.medlicott@JUNO.COM)
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 21:07:46 PST
On Tue, 29 Apr 1997 20:32:00 -0400 "Steven G. Tyler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Rhonda L. Medlicott wrote:
>> I agree that taking scouts away as punishment for bad behavior seems
>> some kind of oxymoron. But I have told my son many times before
>> the homework is not done he will not be allowed to go to scouts that
>> night. So far it's always gotten done.
>Good for that. However, it's a standard of child discipline that you
>don't threaten what you won't carry out. If the homework doesn't get
>done...then what? If you agree that withholding Scouts is a bad
>punishment for failing to do homework, then I'd suggest finding a more
>suitable "threat," if one is needed.
>Note I did NOT say that requiring homework to be done before Scouting
>inappropriate (I think it is), just that the punishment for not doing
>the homework before Scouting can (and IMHO should) be something other
>than missing Scouting.
> Steve on Cattail Creek
First I don't say it if I won't do it. Next I'm not sure punishment is
the right word. But, homework comes before outside play, soccer
practice or scouts. It has to be that way.
Today I saw the other side. One of the boys in my den did not get to
come to the pack meeting tonight. His mom who was there with his
brother said he got in trouble so he had to stay home. This boy was
suppose to receive his wolf tonight. I can't imagine what he could have
done that would be so bad that he wasn't allowed to receive an award he
worked months on. I felt bad for him.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City