Hurlyburly · 31/08/2007 23:28
How exactly are you saying this?
I make jokey threats like "If you carry on doing that I will roast you and eat you all up for lunch" because my DCs are quite old and are not (a) going to believe that I have the slightest intention of eating them and (b) are not going to have nightmares about having a cannibal for a mother.
But if you are threatening military school in all seriousness, then YABU. You shouldn't make serious threats that you have no intention of carrying out. You're undermining your own authority if you do that.
pipsqueeke · 01/09/2007 09:06
yes and no. when we were kids we could see a big fort/militry thingy on top of the hill - seen from all houses in the portsmouth /harbour area really. mum told me it was a childrens home and i'd go there if I was naughty - wasn't just her thou I understand a lot of parents said it.
althou it didn't harm me I do vividly remember looking out the window thinking I don't want to go I will be good. so had the desired effect.
(fwiw I know of 2 boys who were sent to a naval boarding militry school - their dad was navy am assuming it was milirty - was DB's mates - and they didn't particually come out sweetness and light we shall say)
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