Sunday, August 23, 2009

Discipline your brats ~ By Patrice Lewis

From WorldNetDaily
Patrice LewisBy Patrice Lewis Posted: August 22, 2009 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2009 I'd like to pause momentarily from my usual socio-political commentary to remark upon a subject of interest to all parents: raising good kids. The reason for the change of subject is because we have a new puppy. Those who have been following my blog know that we just lost our beloved 6-year-old Great Pyrenees / Irish wolfhound to lymphoma. In one of the time-honored ways to mitigate the grief of losing a pet, we immediately got a Pyrenees puppy. Great Pyrenees, for those unfamiliar with the breed, are livestock guard dogs. While they look like cute adorable fluffballs, the adults are vicious defenders of their flocks. ("Flocks" can include children – a distinct motivation behind my interest.) Pyrenees are intelligent and independent animals – and because of this, they can be difficult to train. They are huge, strong-willed dogs that need an alpha family. Not everyone can handle raising a Pyrenees. So what does this have to do with kids? Well, I'm becoming convinced that not everyone can handle raising children either … because they don't know how to be alpha dogs. [READ ENTIRE COLUMN]
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