When kids are assholes, take everything away from them. Don't be like the liberals and baby them. That's how you end up with MORE liberals. Beat their asses, take away their gifts, throw away the tree.
It makes sense if you’re teaching your kids that they ought to be good so people will give them nice things.
It doesn’t make sense if you want to teach kids that Christmas is about giving to others, and a gift is not earned - it’s given freely.
Teach your kids to do a job well and responsibly if they want to get paid, to win the contest if they want the prize, and that a gift is not earned... it’s given.
I would have to be pushed to the brink but if the kids are out of control, do what you need to. Not much different then when people threaten to tell Santa and have him bring coal. I texted Santa last night. And he responded with words for my boys on how to improve their behavior. It worked. 😉
Nope. I kept telling my daughter that if she didn't fix her attitude, Jello (our elf) would take all of the presents away. She didn't take me seriously so once she was in bed, my husband and I cleared out under the Christmas tree and hid the presents for a few days. She sure fixed her attitude and was genuinely sorry. We have to stay one step ahead lol
Great idea!! Love it!! I would do it if my kids we acting up. They don’t deserve presents 🎁. They need to earn things. It’s about good behavior not being little shits and thinking you deserve everything. Look at our society for examples of being told you deserve everything and you don’t have to earn it. Go mom!!
It's always best to lie to your kids in the first place (Santa is real) then manipulate the hell out of them through guilt and fear of the loss of the mythical creature, so the children will grow up as neurotic and unbalanced as the mother. Has she ever heard of a "time-out?"
I'm all for sending Santa packing myself. What does he REALLY have to do with CHRISTmas? My kids were the first ones in their group of friends that KNEW Santa was a hoax. All fun and games yes, but when you use him to handle you children...I dunno. BTW, I AM known as Scrooge in my group of friends...LOL
We never taught our kids that Santa was real. It’s this mom’s decision, and as long as she didn’t harm them physically, it’s none of my business.
Just wrap a bunch of empty boxes, instead. Put them under the tree. Every time they act up, throw one with their name on it in a fire.
I'd consider this punishment to be over the top. If this Mom pulled out all the stops, and this is what gets her child's attention, so be it.