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"My imaginary friend doesn't like you to talk to me like that, Dad."
"Look, fella, I'm sorry. What more can I say?"
Tags:dog, dogs, aggressive, aggressiveness, bite, bites, biting, bitten, attack, attacks, attack dog, attack dogs, apology, apologies, insincere, insincerity, ferocious, dog person, dog owner, dog owners, control, controls, controlling, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, sorry, saying sorry, eat, eats, eating
"Don't look at me. I'm just the gay friend."
Tags:obnoxious, obnoxious behavior, child, children, tantrum, tantrums, kid, kids, public space, public spaces, blame, blames, blameless, blamelessness, absolve, absolves, absolving, glare, glares, glaring, shift blame, shifts blame, shifting blame, parent, parents, parenting, restaurant, restaurants, meltdown, meltdowns, melting down, melts down, smash, smashes, smashing, plates, freakout, freakouts, brat, brats, bratty, childish, childishness, childish behaviour, childish behavior, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, lax parenting
"The court is sorry that it raised its voice."
Tags:raised voice, raised voices, puppy, puppies, dog, dogs, guilt, guilty, guilty verdict, guilty verdicts, cute, cuteness, guilt inducing, apology, apologies, judge, judges, sorry, cry, cries, crying, whimper, whimpers, whimpering, shout, shouts, shouting, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, adorable
Tags:shaker, shaker shop, shaker shops, shakers, furniture maker, furniture makers, traditional, furniture, carpenter, carpenters, carpentry, timeout, timeouts, time-out, time-outs, discipline, disciplining, parent, parents, apprentice, apprentices, punishment, punishments, parenting technique, parenting techniques
'I know I can train them to be thoughtful productive citizens if I can ever get past sit.'
'I have a very traditional approach to discipline.'
"But stay off the couch."
Tags:couch, couches, dog, dogs, furniture, forbid, forbidden, forbidding, saint peter, heaven, afterlife, afterlives, heaven's gate, heavenly gates, gates of heaven, pet, pets, behavior, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, dog trainer, dog trainers, dog training, obedience, obedience school, obedience schools
'Talk about punishment. Last night I wasn't allowed to use my laptop and phone while watching TV.'
'If you don't behave we'll unfreeze your stem cells!'
"Go back to bed or we'll make you watch Jay Leno."
Tags:talk show, talk shows, talk-show, talk-shows, jay leno, kid, kids, bedtime, bedtimes, bedtime ritual, bedtime rituals, parent, parenting, parents, parenthood, family life, family-life, punishment, punishments, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, late night, late nights, boring, tv show, tv shows, television show, television shows, tv program, tv programs, television program, television programs
"You've had enough 'monkey see,' Edwards. We want some 'monkey do.'"
Tags:lazy, laziness, lazy worker, lazy workers, worker, workers, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, disciplined, monkey see, monkey do, copy, copies, copying, manager, managers, management, executive, executives, one to one, meeting, meetings, 1 2 1, 1 to 1, boss, bosses, observer, observers, observing, observation, observations, watch, watches, passive, passiveness, can-do, bad attitude, bad attitudes, attitude problem, attitude problems
'No, not THAT corner!'
"I've been controlling student behavior with a series of facial grimaces and contortions. Now I need a facial massage every week."
"Rufus, stop being naughty with Mrs. Curtis!"
"Father would be much happier if you wouldn't."
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, permissive, spoil, spoiled child, spoiled children, smoke, smokes, smoking, puff, puffs, puffing, dad, dads, father, fathers, son, sons, child, children, modern parent, modern parents, modern parenting, bully, bullies, bullying, lax, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, intimidated, intimidate, intimidating, spare the rod, spoil the child
Give a dog a bad name.....
"I won't bring any more friends home unless you let me play with them first!"
Tags:spider, spiders, giant spider, giant spiders, friend, friends, friendship, friendships, playdate, playdates, play date, play dates, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, phobia, phobias, arachnophobia, arachnophobic, bring friends home, bringing friends home, strict, strict parent, strict parents, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, disciplinarian, controlling, control, controls, harsh
'It says the best way to stop undesirable behavior is to ignore it.'
"Your son carved his initials in his wooden classroom desk and argued he was doing desktop publishing."
"All right. Time to grow up."
Tags:grow up, grows up, growing up, toddler, toddlers, baby, babies, infant, infants, infancy, parent, parents, parenting, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, disciplinarian, disciplinarians, childhood, impatient, impatience, development, child development, childhood development, babysitter, babysitters, babysitting, mature, maturity, maturity level, maturity levels
The Big Book of Parent-Child Fights
Tags:children, discipline, books, fights, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, family life, family-life, disciplines, disciplining, child, kid, kids, teen, teens, teenager, teenagers, parenting guide, parenting guides, parenting book, parenting books, family fight, family fights, child-rearing, child rearing
"I've just been called a 'materno-fascist.' "
Tags:mother, mothers, mom, moms, mum, mums, parent, parents, parenting, insult, insults, insulting, teenager, teenagers, teenage girl, surly, angry, moody, modern times, insolent, temper, tantrum, tantrums, fascist, fascists, fascism, vocab word, vocab words, vocabulary, vocabularies, maternal, adolescent, adolescents, adolescence, talk back, talking back, strict, discipline, disciplines, disciplining
'Stan, perhaps you can stop into my office on Monday. I don't want to ruin your weekend.'
"You're not the boss of me. I'm pretty sure Mom is."
Tags:mom, mom, dad, dads, mother, mothers, father, fathers, disobedience, disobedient, disrespect, disrespects, disrespectful, bad attitude, bad attitudes, boss, bosses, big boss, disciplinarian, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, ignore, ignores, ignoring, emasculate, emasculates, wear the pants, wearing the pants