Do you use Santa to discipline your kids?
Does it work?
My 3 year old grandson straightens right up as soon as he hears the words to the song...'you better not pout, I'm tellin' you why...Santa Clause is coming to town.'
Whatever works...& pick your battles.
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You should never use a Holiday figure as "Santa" or any other way of gift giving to a child.. worst thing to give the kid good self esteem..
Visiting Santa, from the eyes of the terrified child
We've all been there... we've all seen that one frantic child waiting for Santa and wondered, what were his parents thinking? And more importantly, what was that child thinking? Morphing into Mama goes where we only dare to imagine - the mind of a child who thought he wanted to see Santa.
She takes you from the relatively calm waiting in line to the ultimate terror: "What . . . what did you just say to me, you alien animal? WHO YOU CALLING “HO?!” I AIN’T NO HO! AND I GOT ME SOME BITCHES DOWN AT THE PARK TO PROVE IT! STOP SAYING “HO!” Oh, God. It does have a mouth, and I can see its teeth every time it talks! MAAMAA! IT HAS TEETH, AND IT KEEPS CALLING ME “HO!” " Finally, the denouement. If you've ever seen a child lose it on Santa's lap, you'll appreciate this view into the inner dialogue of a very, very scared child.
To scare a child with bad or good for a gift shows that the mother was very deprived, or has little in the way of true feeling of others, not my cup of Tea.
Most likely very bitter.
The American version of Santa, from the beginning, had a naughty and nice list. You were never guaranteed nice gifts if you were a naughty child. I used Santa, when it was appropriate, to discipline my stepson. Children need to learn that from good behavior they can get/achieve greatness and for bad behavior they get little or nothing. You need to teach your chilkdren at a young age that anything worth getting is worth working for, even toys at Christmas. You want them to be willing to invest themselves in their lives. If Santa works, I say use him.
And I say, the Holidays can be very stressful in all different types of ways. For people who have children and grandchildren I say, hey, if it works for you, then by all means do it. It's not like it's a forever thing, as Christmas only comes but once a year. Another one of those things that's called to each his own.
Mrs. Kisses, I don't know if you have any children, but stress or not, you should learn to never take it out on them, you never know how it will hurt them years down the road.
Gypsey, my answer has nothing to do with being stressful, and turning around and taking it out on a child, or anyone else for that matter. The question asks, do you use Santa to discipline your kids, and does it work.
My answer says the holidays can be very stressful in different types of ways. Yes, they can be. For people who have children and grandchildren, I say hey, if it works for you then by all means do it.
No where in my answer did I say, the holidays can be very stressful in all different types of ways, so please take it out on your children, hey, if it works for you why not.
I'm quite sure you know we do not have children because I just said so no more then 2 days ago in one of my answers, not that it matters. What does matter to me
is you took the time out of your day to do what, make a point? You didn't make any. I am well aware of the dangers of hurting a child, and what will hurt them down the road, be it mentally, physically, emotionally or spiritually.
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