Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #16
DIS Veteran
WeCantWait's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NY
Posts: 784

This is abuse and should be reported.

The poor kid is probably telling lies to avoid getting in trouble. If this is the punishment for lies, I cannot even imagine what other punishments are being handed out in that home.
WeCantWait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 12:39 PM   #17
See, I'm already getting ahead of myself!
I'm a Splenda smuggler ;-)
Loves living in onederland!
Disfan1's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 1,627

There are better and more effective ways to punish a lying kid. When my son went through a lying phase, I decided to show him how aggravating liars are. When he asked me once what what we were having for dinner, I said "Pizza!" (his favorite). When dinnertime came, I served him a big plate of liver & onions with broccoli (his LEAST favorite - and mine! Blech!). When he said "You told me we were having pizza!" I shrugged and said "I lied. Now eat up!" I had to serve two more "lie dinners" but eventually he saw how frustrating it is to deal with a person who lies. The only thing the kid OP referred to is going to learn is that if he lies, he doesn't have to talk to anybody. If he's shy, he may not want to talk anyway.
Disfan1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #18
No, I'm serious. And don't call me Shirley
Doug Wilson is a babe, but he can never take the place of my lust for George Clooney!
Has been known to escort squirrels across the street
FergieTCat's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Forest Hills, New York
Posts: 6,836

Originally Posted by JanetRose View Post
Heard about someone who disciplines his child (about 10 years old) who tells a lot of lies by not letting him talk for 20 days....the boy is also home schooled.

Don't want to start any fights but wanted to find out if that is reasonable...I think it's extreme.
If the punishment was enforced, then yes, it's extreme.

I know of parents who will tell their children "You're grounded for a month!" and then give it up by the weekend. Not a great way to discipline, either, because then the child knows you're not going to follow through.

Proud recipient of the FV Crazy Cat Lady Blue Ribbon

FergieTCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #19
Going to My Happy Place
LilyWDW's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Indy
Posts: 9,270

You heard? From whom? Is the source reliable? Do you have any other information or just this?

"You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway." - Walt Disney
DIS'er OCTOBER 2014 FB Group

LilyWDW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 03:58 PM   #20
When I drink I find its easier to watch my children because I see all 3 of them double, so all 6 of them of them take all my attention
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 20,034

Unless the parent is duct taping the kid's mouth closed for 20 days I doubt that this is going to be enforced. Maybe it was said out of frustration and anger, I know I;ve told my kids that I'm going to throw out every single toy they own if they don't pick them up off the floor. They still have toys.

I wouldn't report anything that you don't have actual proof of it happening.
luvmy3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #21
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 11,918

I think this sounds like someone who only has part of the story.

In Bambi (hey ... it's a Disney board ) Thumper's mom tells him, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all". I don't think that Thumper's mom was forbidding her son to talk. And I don't think anyone here would accuse her of emotional abuse. She was reminding him that if he's going to talk, to say something nice.

When I was a kid, it was common for my mom to say, "You know ... if you're not going to tell the truth, then you don't need to say anything." She didn't mean it literally, as in "you cannot speak for the next however-much-time". She meant it as a scolding and as a way of letting me know that lies weren't worth the telling.

Sounds to me like this could be the same sort of thing, particularly since the timeframe noted is "20 days". Not a week ... not a month ... but "20 days". Sounds like maybe the dad said something along the lines of "Santa Claus doesn't like little boys who lie. You better not talk between now and Christmas if you can't tell the truth." Still not great parenting, perhaps, but not sinister either.

Just a thought ...

WDSearcher is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.