Jessica - posted on 07/23/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have an aunt who swears by something she calls "petticoat discipline". It is using the threat or actual action of dressing a boy in girls clothing or a dress as an act of correction. She never hits or gets loud or angry (that I see). She says she rarely has to use it but even just the threat of it does wonders. She feels it can make aggressive acting out boys behave and quick. Honestly I have to say from what I see in her 10 year old it is hard to argue. He is polite, happy and very, very respectful for a boy. On the rare occasion when he acts up she will quietly say "Do you think we'll be needing a dress today"? I had not previously heard of this but I sort of get it. It seems to work but I feel skiddish.