I’ll probably come under fire for this, but this Mum has my full support.
At last, a parent who is not afraid to discipline her kids for playing up in public (link)
You can say I have a nerve as I don’t have kids of my own, but I did bring up a young family for eight years. I always said that I would be happy to take them anywhere on an outing but they only had to play up or show me up ONCE, and I’d never do it again.
The Naughty Step in this instance was a supermarket floor. The girls had been running around making a lot of noise, and didn’t calm down when their Mum asked them to.
She didn’t shout, lose her temper or smack them, just took them somewhere quieter and told them to sit on the floor for ten minutes.
In my school days, you were sent to the corner and had to face the wall.
Having made her point, the girls realised their behaviour was not acceptable and apologised.
No-one should be afraid to discipline their kids to save face, not embarrass themselves, or fear of what other people think. Kids need to have guidance and boundaries, not be allowed to run amok simply because Mum and Dad let them.