May 29, 2007

Time OUT!

My wife informs me that my five year old son now understands the concept of consequences. She had a conversation with him that quite clearly mapped out his crystalline understanding.

I was thinking about this and it could quite conceivably be the single greatest breakthrough moment as a living being. Think about it -- if you stick your arm in the fire, you're gonna get burned. If you stick your sister's arm in the fire, you're gonna lose out on something BIG. I mean, there's degrees... and my son now gets it.

This means the world of child disciplinary tactics can take on a whole new realm in my household. One that involves reason, logic and consequences...

Love it!

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