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Thursday, May 7, 2009
After looking at the picture below, this may seem like an easy one. At first glance, you may think to yourself, "You don't have to be Ted Tripp to figure this out...child uses the door as a white board...duh..."
But when you come near this child to discipline him, you realize there's a problem. The poopy diaper creates a much more complicated situation.
As a parent, do you:
A. Ignore the fact that he just used a marker to write on the door; change the diaper and go on with the day.
B. Change the diaper, then spank
C. Spank, then change the diaper
D. Slap the hand, then change the diaper
E. Time out, while making him sit in his own poop for further punishment.
F. Change the diaper, then make him sit in a timeout.
G. Comfort him, realizing that he already feels remorse for his actions (Just look at the poor guy, he's already crying and broken over his infraction...)
When our kids are teenagers, I'm sure we'll look back and wish for the days when these were our biggest parenting issues.