David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Monday, November 03, 2014

How NOT to chastise your naughty child !

This is a humourous take on a "never fail" way to bring your naughty rascal back into line. It was sent to me by a friend with a wicked sense of humour.

Most people nowadays think it improper to discipline children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have had one of 'those moments.'

Since I'm a pilot, one that I have found very effective is for me to just take the child for a flight in the plane during which I say nothing and give the child the opportunity to reflect on his or her behaviour.

I don't know whether it's the steady vibration from the engine, or just the time away from any distractions such as TV, video games, computer, IPod, etc.

Either way, my kids usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our flight together. I believe that eye to eye contact during these sessions is an important element in achieving the desired results.

I've included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique. It also works well in cars.

PS. Stating the obvious but I must stress that this picture has been created by computer graphics. Please don't try this whilst flying your own aircraft or driving your vehicle. It is only a piece of innocent humour. Smile please!