Last week, parents were outraged when they heard the news story about a store clerk that spanked a customer’s kid. Apparently the kid had been running through the store and after a confrontation with the clerk, he threw a cookie at her. The clerk proceeded to take out a belt and spank the kid.
And parents were outraged, many of them said the clerk was wrong and that she had no right to spank another person’s kid. But there were some parents that said, the kid deserved a spanking for his behavior and if that had been their child, they would have administered a spanking right then and there. And we also heard lots of stories about how people’s parents would have handled this situation back in the day:
“My momma didn’t play that…she would have……”
But at the end of the day, sometimes even the best kids have melt downs in public. So I have crafted together 10 tips to help you prevent your kids from acting a fool when you are out in public.
#1. Give a Warning Before You Even Get Out of the Car
Yes, you have to set the stage before you go into the store with a warning. You pull into your parking spot, turn off the car, and then turn around and look those kids square in the eyes. And then, you tell them: Don’t ask for anything because you’re not getting anything. Don’t touch anything, no running, no loud talking, or doing anything to embarrass me (aka act a fool) or you will regret it when you get home. Photo Credit: Lamar Tyler
To see the remaining ways to keep your kids from acting a fool in public click here. And then let us know what works for you.