Tough Love vs. Spanking

I got this letter from a friend today.  Thought I should share it…

Dear Jared,

It seems that these days most Americans think it is improper to spank children, so over the years I tried other methods to control my kids when they had one of “those moments.”

One that I found effective is for me to just take the child for a car ride and talk.  They usually calm down and stop misbehaving  after our car ride together.

This worked so well for my children that I now use the method on my grandchildren.  I’ve included a photo below of one of my sessions  with my grandson, in case you would like to use the technique. 

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A Friend


  1. I SO want to slam on the breaks in that pic….

  2. BusyDad says:

    Windshield wipers.

  3. Jared says:

    Thought this was funny. 😀

  4. Joe says:

    LMAO! I was all like, “man this is sincere.” Awesome.

  5. cyncere says:

    It’s almost 6 yrs since the original post and I thought this was funny as he$$!
    I’m still laughing. Maybe I’ll take my daughter for a little joy ride:)