Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Blair’s Childrearing Methods:

This story caught my eye.

Lisa Whelchel, who played Blair on the popular 1980s TV series Facts of Life, is an advocate and practitioner of "hot saucing." Whelchel, the author of Creative Correction: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline, says the practice worked for her children when other disciplinary actions did not.

"It does sting and the memory stays with them so that the next time they may actually have some self-control and stop before they lie or bite or something like that," Whelchel said on ABC News' Good Morning America.

By the by, I am currently reading Blair’s book; although I am about halfway through, I haven’t yet gotten to the part where she lets us know whether it’s okay to beat your children.

I wonder what Mrs. Garrett would say about this. She was such a paragon of wisdom. "Giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirls!"

Remember the episode where the girls smoked pot & bought bongs from a record shop. And Tootie & Natalie were told that bongs are for holding jelly beans. That was a classic.