Originally Posted by 11yearslater
...but it is good for them to learn that when you act in a shameful way, you end up feeling ashamed and sometimes acting stupidly has the natural consequence of you end up humiliated.
If my nine year old ran off like that, apparently over not getting an ice cream, I'd be worried about what was really going on with him/her, to be honest. I also think calling it "shameful" is a bit over the top.
|I have an eleven year old son. I can't imagine him acting like this at any age. But at nine? If he did that to me at 9, he had better hope that some DR diagnosed him with a neuro disorder of some kind, or he would be in big, big trouble and getting leashed would be the least of his problems.
Seriously? What on earth would you do to him if being leashed would be the "least" of his problems? Leashing a nine year old is pretty major.
I really, really doubt this was about ice cream, no matter what it looked like...but, if it is, then this boy would seem to have some genuine issues with impulse control, delayed gratification, etc. Humiliating him won't fix that.