Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. Jack Garrott

    Jack Garrott said, almost 2 years ago

    Funny strip, but trying to “reason with” little kids is one of the reasons for the mess society’s in. He needs the “board of education” applied to the “seat of learning.”

  2. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m no fan of corporal punishment, but a parent definitely needs to establish a “chain of command.”
    And have it obeyed.

  3. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gary McSpook

    I think if you’re going to punish one NCO, you should punish them all.

  4. 761st

    761st said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jack Garrott

    Amen!

  5. Paul Read

    Paul Read said, almost 2 years ago

    Is THAT why they call it “Spring Break”?

  6. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Paul Read

    :- ) Oh, Paul!

  7. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 2 years ago

    Seriously, if you’re going to punish someone, you need to warn him beforehand that he’s doing something wrong.

  8. Lamberger

    Lamberger said, almost 2 years ago

    Reasoning with your children makes no sense until they have the faculties to reason. Puppy training works better. Get their attention with a rolled up newspaper and then rub their nose in it so they understand why.

  9. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, almost 2 years ago

    The problem is that Lemont doesn’t understand how kids (or other adults, for that matter) think. The kid is old enough to understand a simple explanation of what he is doing wrong and to have a consequence if it continues. I never cared if my kids slept, but they couldn’t be bouncing around at nap time and bed time. Firmness, clear explanations of expected behavior (not how it’s affecting you, they don’t care), and a consequence.

  10. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, almost 2 years ago

    And sometimes, no matter how rarely, the consequence can be a (one) whack on the butt. An empty paper towel tube works great—makes a big noise and doesn’t hurt. It’s a parent’s choice. My kids got a few whacks, and they are also very successful, all college grads, two of them great parents.

    That said, time outs were considered abuse during the ’60s and ’70s.

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