Most parents in America today think that it is improper to spank their children. Instead, they think it’s better to show them some “tough love” and to teach them a lesson in another way.
Some parents believe in making a child sit on the naughty step, or making their child sit in the corner if they misbehave, but in my experience, while this works with some children, it doesn’t work with others.
So I have tried a number of other methods to control my kids when they have one of “those moments“.
One method that I have found to be highly effective is for me to just take the child for a car ride and a talk.
Some say that it’s the vibration from the car that makes this work, while others say that it’s the time away from any distractions such as television, video games, computers, social media etc.
Either way, my kids usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our car ride together.
I have included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique.
Image used under a Collective Commons License from: https://www.jble.af.mil/News/Art/igphoto/2000170871/