My sister was a Spock devotee, as well. Her child was a little ball of annoying energy that we were all supposed to just deal with. One day, he was jumping on the couch and I asked her if she was going to discipline him. She told me that thanks to Dr. Spock, she doesn't need violent discipline; she ‘reasons’ with him. A little while later, he jumped up on and then through a glass coffee table. Thankfully, he escaped virtually unharmed but I asked my sister if she now understood why reasoning with a 3 year old is pointless when they need to be protected from themselves.
posted on 07/03/2012 5:43:23 AM PDT
(If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
There are enormous cadres of ADULTS with whom reasoning is impossible. They’re called Liberals.
To attempt reason with a child is sheer folly.
There ARE child psychologists such as Dr. Ferber who espouse early communication techniques and intelligence expansion play who are worth a read, but anyone who says that “reasoning” with an irrational animal should be disallowed from even coming in contact with children, let alone raising them.
posted on 07/03/2012 6:07:15 AM PDT
(It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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