While relaxing at the beach, I could not help but overhear snippets of interactions from a very nice looking family not too far from us. Here is teaching at it’s best—seeing and hearing from an objective perspective—this time it was what NOT to do.
Here are a few disjointed pieces of overheard dialogue:
Mom (to her maybe 5 yr. old son): “Come on, you’re going in the water.”
Son (crying): “No, I don’t want to.”
Mom: “Are you going to make me pour a bucket of water over you? Stop that whining. One more minute and that bathing suit comes off and I’m going to spank your bottom.”