Monday, August 13, 2012

A Father's Love

by Just Lin

Most people today think it improper to discipline children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of 'those moments.'

Since I'm a pilot, one that I have found very effective is for me is to just take the child for a flight during which I say nothing and give the child the opportunity to reflect on his or her behavior.

I don't know whether it's the steady vibration from the engines, or just the time away from any distractions such as TV, video games, computer, iPod, etc.

Either way, my kids usually calmed down and stop misbehaving after our flight together. I believe that eye to eye contact during these sessions is an important element in achieving the desired results.

I've included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique...

Works with grandkids, also.


Tina~in_ut said...

Good Moaning ~ J/L....that was cute....sorry the type was so large....Yikes!~

Dianne/Denver said...


Lynn D said...

Morning Glories!

J/L I have thought about doing this with the car. :)

Michael are you out there? I am thinking about you everyday. I hope you check in soon.

Waving at Dianne!

Just_Lin said...

Tina I guess it is large print for those that are hard of hearing. LOL Didn't think you'd use this as a blog but tought you'd appreciate the airplane humor.

Just_Lin said...

Michael Just saw on the internet that there was a shooting in your town with several people wounded. I hope you are safe.

Just_Lin said...

Dianne Are you having a bad day?

Just_Lin said...

LynnD Well, it would leave an impression, I'm sure. LOL

sacBarb said...

J/L, This is priceless!

Lynn, It would work with a car, too. Once, I made one of my kids get out of the car and walk home. We were only blocks from the house, but I told him I wouldn't hesitate to do the same thing on the freeway, if it came to that!

Afternoon, Dianne.

Tina, there you are moaning in first again. Hello, beautiful!

Dianne/Denver said...

Hi everyone.

JL: no, I'm not having a bad day. Went to lunch with my old boss that canceled in the last few minutes last time. He paid!!! I'm now getting ready to go to bingo. I have a darn sore throat for three weeks that I can't get rid of and I've been to dr twice. It does make me a little grouchy.

Hi Barb: you son must have been pretty naughty to make him walk---good for you.

Waving back to you Lynn. What's new with you?

Tina: funny blog. I can think of a few times I would like to have done that to my kids---heck even now sometimes.

B4. I go.

Tina~in_ut said...

lol J/L~ just figured it was a blog~ oops~ Thanks for sending it anyway~ .....and Michael is in Texarkana...w/o internet for the time being....and it's killing him...he didn't even know about the shooting until I told him~ We were just there....exactly there....a week and a half's creepy~

Sackie~ Ur my kind of mom~ :D

Di~ I LOVE Bingo~ play 3 diff games on FB~

LynnD~ He's not feeling well today....napping now~

Lynn D said...

Thanks for the update Tina.

Dianne I spent the day learning how to use my knew Dremel Drill. I drilled hole in a bunch of shells and I am going to make an attempt at a charm bracelet with them. :)

The drill worked slick on the seashells but on the beach glass not so much. I don't know if I need another drill bit or a stronger motor. For now I will just pick up some glass beads from the craft store.

Waving at Barb and J/L

Dianne/Denver said...

Wow Lynn, you are becoming quite the craft person. How neat that your are making a bracelet or maybe ten for us little owls. It's great to keep busy. If I sit for too long I start getting depressed so I'm out and about a lot. Wish I was crafty.

Tina: tell Michael we are thinking about him and want to sing to him for his birthday tomorrow. Does he plan on getting internet? That would be hard to not have it.

Well, I called a number wrong today. I said O when it was G. Holy shit, they have a cow correcting me. Alright already-- it's called a mistake. And that's why I only do this once a month!!!

JL: if you send Tina ANYTHING and its just a joke or something you have to say "not a blog" or you will see it posted soon.

Zona said...

Hi Guys!!

J/LIN: I think I know some kids this would have been good I grew up with..js.. ;)

TINA: That shooting is scary..I thought that was where you were last week..very creepy..

LYNN: I think that's an awesome idea with the seashells and beach glass..try YouTube..there are probably some vids to help you with your drilling there. :)

DI: Even 'not a blog' has come back to me 'it is now'..js.. ;)

It's 119 here..I am going to go wipe up the puddle that used to be my foot..see y'all later..have a nice evening.. :)

Zona said...

BARB!! Somehow I missed you! I'm sorry! It must be the heat! Or maybe I was distracted by the thought of large nocturnal creatures.. ;D

sacBarb said...

Zona, LOL @ large nocturnal creatures...or maybe the puddle distracted you? BTW, it has been very quiet here today, so far!

Dianne/Denver said...

Zona: what puddle? Did u pee pee on the floor again?

Dianne/Denver said...

Hi barb

Just_Lin said...

Put Zona on the Naughty Mat. It's Scotch-guarded.

Dianne/Denver said...

And I'm not cleaning up!!! No Shirley around---no dianne clean up.

Just_Lin said...


Dianne/Denver said...

Happy Birthday Michael.

Dianne/Denver said...

Tina: please pass that on to Michael for me.