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    • Boredatwrork
    • By Boredatwrork 6th Dec 17, 11:07 AM
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    Is it ethical...?
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    • 6th Dec 17, 11:07 AM
    Is it ethical...? 6th Dec 17 at 11:07 AM
    To wrap a ton of empty boxes in xmas paper and every time the lad plays up chuck one into the fire?

    It sure is effective, but is it ethical?
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    • Susie Richards
    • By Susie Richards 6th Dec 17, 11:11 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 11:11 AM
    Depends if you like making and watching your son cry?
    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even if it is wrong.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 6th Dec 17, 11:12 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 11:12 AM
    Could be environmentally unfriendly depending on the wrapping materials used.

    Has "the lad" had an eye test recently? Might be in order!
    "Nothing Is Worse Than Active Ignorance"
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    • AubreyMac
    • By AubreyMac 6th Dec 17, 11:15 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 11:15 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 11:15 AM
    To wrap a ton of empty boxes in xmas paper and every time the lad plays up chuck one into the fire?

    It sure is effective, but is it ethical?
    Originally posted by Boredatwrork
    Considering the traditional way of teaching your kids a lesson (belting them) is now banned, this is a good alternative.


    I had never thought of that but then again I don't have an open fire, neither do I have kids.
    • Gavin83
    • By Gavin83 6th Dec 17, 11:30 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 11:30 AM
    I quite like the idea that if your child is really naughty you don't give them anything at all with the reason "Santa doesn't give to naughty children". I'm sure they'd be better behaved by next Christmas.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 6th Dec 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 1:08 PM
    Creative - I like it..!
    • Judi
    • By Judi 6th Dec 17, 3:58 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 3:58 PM
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    Creative - I like it..!
    Originally posted by pogofish
    but its mean!
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • Attila the Bun
    • By Attila the Bun 6th Dec 17, 4:34 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 4:34 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 4:34 PM
    How old's the kid?
    • Sad. Sack
    • By Sad. Sack 6th Dec 17, 4:35 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 4:35 PM
    Creative - I like it..!
    Originally posted by pogofish

    It's cruel, also this story should be in the christmas forum
    I like roast potatoes, i do.
    • Attila the Bun
    • By Attila the Bun 6th Dec 17, 4:38 PM
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    Just hope the lad doesn't get his own back and throw your presents into the fire, too. Except yours aren't just empty boxes!
    • JamesO
    • By JamesO 6th Dec 17, 6:54 PM
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    • tommix
    • By tommix 6th Dec 17, 9:04 PM
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    To wrap a ton of empty boxes in xmas paper and every time the lad plays up chuck one into the fire?

    It sure is effective, but is it ethical?
    Originally posted by Boredatwrork
    Ethical if you're a tory..Unethical if you're father christmas..
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 6th Dec 17, 10:57 PM
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    but its mean!
    Originally posted by Judi
    Yeah....!
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 6th Dec 17, 10:59 PM
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    It's cruel, also this story should be in the christmas forum
    Originally posted by Sad. Sack
    This could be subtly adapted for other times of year, so it has a wider application.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Dec 17, 5:55 AM
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    On the other hand, it does demonstrate actions and consequences.


    You can try the reasoning bit:

    "Now then, little Joey, I have asked you twice to stop poking the cat with that stick. I have explained to you that the cat doesn't like it, it hurts the cat and it's cruel to carry on doing it.

    I am asking you for a third time not to do it again. If you continue with this action, the consequence will be that one of your nicely-wrapped presents from under the tree will get thrown on the fire.

    Do you understand what will happen if you persist in doing this action?"

    Then, if the action persists, the consequence will be the perceived loss of a Christmas present.

    Sounds ok to me.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 7th Dec 17, 8:56 AM
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    but its mean!
    Originally posted by Judi
    And???? Kids need to learn that actions have consequences.

    I have no problems with this and wished that more parents taught their kids a lesson such as this.

    Most kids nowadays are brought up with the thought that actions don't have consequences, and that needs to change.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 7th Dec 17, 10:02 AM
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    Unethical if you're father christmas..
    Originally posted by tommix

    If we're talking ethics I'm not sure Father Christmas is in a place to make a judgement on this and if he did he'd probably come down in favour of the idea. Dear old Santa use to travel with companions, at least one called Krampus use to hit naughty children with sticks.

    Given Santa makes the list of naughty and nice up, in theory if he puts a child on the naughty list he then knows his friend Krampus is going to beat that child. Isn't that worse than throwing an empty box on the fire or anymore mean than leaving a lump of coal in the present?
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 7th Dec 17, 10:33 AM
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    But the child still gets the real presents . . . not sure what that teaches them.
    Should have joined Borrowmydoggy.com
    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 7th Dec 17, 11:49 AM
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    But the child still gets the real presents . . . not sure what that teaches them.
    Originally posted by OldMotherTucker
    But they won't know that they've got all their presents, they'll think they lost some in the fire.
    • Boredatwrork
    • By Boredatwrork 7th Dec 17, 3:59 PM
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    Is it as bad as whenever the ice cream van comes past playing music, I tell him the music is to let you know they have run out?
    WRORK is an acronym for the company I used to work for...for the 10th time ..and relax.
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