Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

April 5, 2016

Maybe I should Reactivate my Pilot's License!

If only I had a plane.......
Most people today think it improper to discipline children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have had one of 'those moments.'
Since I'm a pilot, one method that I have found very effective is for me to just take the child for a short 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 calm 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.

 
PS This should work with grandkids too.







3 comments:

4RRanch said...

Too funny, love it.

Michelle said...

:)

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Ok at first I thought what the you had a plane then I see the photo and I laugh, seen it before but the way you used it made me laugh