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I remember when my brother was in middle school, way back in Spain. Any kid talking in class got the tip of his tongue whipped with a belt! I'm not kidding! Needless to say, there weren't many repeat offenders. LOL!
1 posted on 03/09/2012 6:22:01 AM PST by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

More drugs, more beatings, more ridicule, more head-games, more time-outs...
Eventually these boys will start behaving like good little girls, darnit!

/s


2 posted on 03/09/2012 6:32:39 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Former Fetus
Like so many such conditions like ADD and ADHD, it is known by its acronym, B.O.Y.

There is a surgical procedure being used today that will cure that.

4 posted on 03/09/2012 6:40:07 AM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: Former Fetus

“B.O.Y stands for Boisterous, Ordinary, Young.”


6 posted on 03/09/2012 6:48:15 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Former Fetus
got the tip of his tongue whipped with a belt! I'm not kidding!

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.

7 posted on 03/09/2012 6:48:52 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Former Fetus

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.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 7:13:45 AM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Former Fetus
When I was in grade school, I could not sit still nor could I pay attention. My teacher put me by a window and told me that I could look out the window and day dream, but I could not disrupt the class.

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.

23 posted on 03/09/2012 6:09:45 PM PST by fini
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