More drugs, more beatings, more ridicule, more head-games, more time-outs...
Eventually these boys will start behaving like good little girls, darnit!
There is a surgical procedure being used today that will cure that.
“B.O.Y stands for Boisterous, Ordinary, Young.”
Yep and in China (I think it is China) if you steal you get your hand cut off and there is virtually no theft there.
It may be harsh but it works.
If someone misbehaved, the nuns used to stand us in front of the room holding two books in the air for an entire period. If you let one arm drop, it was another hour. Brutal, yes. Effective, yes.
I’m not a coach or anything, but...
In my limited experience working with little boys in LEGO team and doing a skit for the school talent show, I have learned that activity really helps. Teach them something. Send them on a run to the far fence and back. Teach them another thing. Send them out again. (I later learned from the boys that the thing they loved most about talent show practice was the running.)
It may look like nothing is sinking in, whatsoever. Then, when the pressure is on, they focus and make you PROUD. So the other thing boys need is a Reason to do something. A competition, a performance, a big reward. If there’s no Reason, they feel like they may as well just cut up and horse around.
Also, they have an innate sense of fairness and justice. If you think you want to be merciful and cut somebody some slack, it will backfire because the boys will think you are playing favorites or being unfair. They want bright lines and consistency.
I have a friend who uses the quotation “the child is the father of the man.” He’s so right. If we parent kids the way they really should be parented, we become more mature adults in the process.
My grades shot straight up. The problem was that the instruction was too slow and I had to entertain myself. By putting me by the window, I could entertain myself by looking at the action outside the window. Since I was not getting myself into trouble, I paid enough attention to the slow moving class that taking tests became easy.