Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. James Lindley

    James Lindley GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    I think this is what my daughter does when her kids get too much like Max.

  2. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 6 years ago

    Looks like you have a mess to clean up Wally. Around here who sees a mess first cleans it up!

  3. pearlandpeach

    pearlandpeach said, over 6 years ago

    Mom has it right. Wally, clean up the mess and give the kid another time-out….

    for all you child developers: whats after time-out.?

  4. stop gap

    stop gap said, over 6 years ago

    No spankings these days. The kids run the show.

  5. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, over 6 years ago

    Exactly, Stop Gap. But the PC crowd calls any type of corporal punishment “child abuse” :P What a bunch of idiots.

  6. howhurley

    howhurley said, over 6 years ago

    Spank the child. Get his attention, and put him in his room The PC bleeep is ruining a generation of children. My 14 year old told me the other day that I’ve been “abusing her for 14 years.” I laughed.

    “Get the gun, Maude, them revenuers are peekin’ around that tree!”

    Read John Rosemond.

  7. Reddheadd

    Reddheadd said, over 6 years ago

    Violence teaches violence.

  8. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 6 years ago

    Good for you, Joan. Sometimes grown-ups need some time to cool off too.

    Timeouts shouldn’t be the only tool for discipline, but are good to get everyone to calm down and think about what’s going wrong and how to fix it. As an often spanked child, it isn’t the fix-all tool that some people make it out to be. All it does is make a scared, deceitful, resentful, angry person. You need more than one tool to discipline and teach.

  9. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    A good swat on the bottom with the flat of the hand gets a child’s attention in ways that a Time-Out can’t. But a belt, paddle, switch… Having had that done to me, I could never do it to a child of my own.

  10. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 6 years ago

    My mom used a switch on me and I moved on. I didn’t use a switch on my kids for that reason but swatted. My daughter would be too ornery for that. But I would never have thought of time out. What I would do if my kids acted up I took them out of the area and to the car and I stayed with them and read a book. I missed meals. My husband never done this. Thank heavens their adults now. I was at a Walmart store and checking out and there was this little girl crying hard in the shopping basket her mother was embarrassed and couldn’t quite her down. When they came after us to check out I turned around and distracted the child while her mother finished what she need on cashing out. Mom was thankful the child forgot what she was crying about and all became peaceful.

  11. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    I was spanked when I was growing up. I’m not violent at all, far, far from it. If the other methods don’t work, I don’t see anything wrong with a good spanking. Some children these days are just rotten, and timeouts just simply do not work on them.

  12. MatureCanadian

    MatureCanadian GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Tend to agree with you Fritzoid. Got strapped as a kid for all violations. We got to decide the number, Dad the degree of effort involved. We always discussed the punishment and why it was given. Never in the heat of the moment but after cool down time on both sides. Worked for me and my brother, but we didn’t use it on our kids because it became out of fashion (and against the law in most places.) Think we lost out sometimes. Our kids turned out great, but I think it was sheer dumb luck!

  13. shadowwriter

    shadowwriter said, over 6 years ago

    somebodyshort : Both.

  14. Kaero

    Kaero said, over 6 years ago

    I’m the worst person to give time-outs. My little short attention span kicks in, and the next thing you know, it’s half an hour later and the kid’s still in time out…

  15. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    My mother told me that she and her brothers and sister waited the rest of that week and then her mother would explain all their wrongs of the week to her father and he’d take the switch to each of them in turn. My mother only spanked us when it was absolutely necessary. Otherwise we’d get our cheeks twisted by her fingers hard to make us mind in public. Plus there was always the standard counting to two as in 1, shall I say 2? 1 1/4, shall I say two, etcetera. We’d usually have stopped before she got to 2.

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