By Lynn –
Read the article here. Please read all of it, you will be quizzed.
Now, let’s adjust a few things, just for fun’s sake. Again, note this is only for FUN. Maybe a little bit of seriousness. But I’ll let you decide 🙂
‘”On visits to the homes of friends with small children, one finds their toys strewn everywhere, their drawings on the refrigerator, television sets turned on to their shows. Parents seem little more than indentured servants.”‘
‘”On visits to the homes of friends with problem dogs, one finds their toys strewn everywhere, their treats in every room, and dog beds everywhere. Owners seem little more than indentured servants.”‘
‘A straw poll in Netmums’ virtual coffee house produced distinctly mixed feelings about the phenomenon. “The cushioning effect of awarding stickers and praise for inconsequential trivia masks what children really need and are looking for — guidance, consistency, self-reliance and love,” said one mother, Liz.’
‘An internets poll among dog owners produced distinctly mixed feelings about the training trend. “The effect of rewarding every little behavior and attempting to ignore the misbehaviors masks what dogs really need and are looking for: boundaries and the sense that someone more capable than them is in control.”‘
‘Another, Jeanette, was concerned that her daughter’s teachers would not correct spelling mistakes, “because she was spelling the words how you said them”, nor correct her writing when she drew letters back to front.
“The reality is, she does need to be corrected,” said Jeanette. “Children have to learn. I’m not saying it has to be negative, but there has to be a balance. When our kids go into the workplace, they are in for a shock.” ‘
‘Another was concerned that her trainer would not tell the dog clearly and humanely when it was doing something inappropriate, because “corrections are apparently inhumane, but I see my dogs do it to each other all the time in their own way.”
“The reality is, she does need to be corrected,” she said. “Dogs have to learn. I’m not saying it has to be negative, but there has to be a balance. When my dog goes for a walk in a distraction-laden area, it is in for a shock.”‘
Anybody see where I’m going with this?