Re: Parents ban Scouting as discipline
Steven G. Tyler (sgtyler@EROLS.COM)
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 20:32:00 -0400
Rhonda L. Medlicott wrote:
> I agree that taking scouts away as punishment for bad behavior seems like
> some kind of oxymoron. But I have told my son many times before that if
> 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 is
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
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City