When my kids were little, I heard my daughter, Sarah scream in pain. I found my son, Eric pulling her hair. I told her he didn’t know it would hurt. I heard another scream, came back and my daughter said, “He knows now”.
Why little kids do things like that is a mystery. I guess they’re just curious. Do you believe it? Not on your life. My mischievous son knew that it would hurt. I was just trying to diffuse the situation. Clearly that plan failed worse than the New England Patriots plan to stop the Miami Dolphins yesterday.
You just can’t give kids a pass on these behaviors, especially when inflicting pain on someone else. Especially boys. They love to torture their siblings, especially sisters. Some people spank, others give time is so they can think about what they’ve done. Still others teach them to realize they have disrespected their sibling and that’s unacceptable and issue a just punishment.
I don’t think having boys ‘think’ about what they did is such a good idea. I guarantee they will not only see the whole thing as a victory, they’ll be plotting how to pull the same stunt the next time without getting caught. Never trust little boys. I used to be one, (um, kinda of stupid to explain that) so I know.