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Subject: Pitfalls of empty threats

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Date Posted: 05:28:57 08/24/21 Tue
In reply to: SJ Mom 's message, "Fair or Not Fair?" on 16:05:48 08/23/21 Mon

I agree with the other responses here, SJ Mom. That spanking warning was, I suspect, was just the motivator your daughter required to ensure tardiness was not an issue with her dental appointment.

What I do wonder though - given the girl's age - is whether you would have carried out the threat had the situation warranted it? Empty threats can and do weaken a parent's authority and hence the respect of the child (not that your daughter can be described as that anymore). I only ask because I really can't see myself spanking my daughter at that age, even if she really deserves a good hiding.

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Re: Pitfalls of empty threatsMary to Mark08:05:27 08/24/21 Tue
Re: Pitfalls of empty threatsSJ Mom to Mark12:04:47 08/25/21 Wed

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