Mr. Cane had a special mention this evening, after a tiring week of dealing with an extremely stubborn toddler. When we were in the car making our way to Nana's house, I started this conversation to see K's response :
Mum : I think we need to get a Mr.Cane to be used at home.
K listens to the conversation and then shakes his head
Mum : Do you think I can get one from b.p. (shopping mall near our home)
Bel (my helper) : I think can find at b.k. road (market near our home)
Mum : Probably can ask Nana to buy one for us
I turned around and looked at K. He kept very quiet and tears welled up in his eyes. He looked out of the window and kept silent throughout the 10 minute car ride to my mother's house. For the rest of the evening, he is on his best behaviour.
My mom have taken out the cane a couple of times when K gets really wilful (on days that I am not with him). All she did was to whack the table and K will stop his misbehaviour.
I don't believe in using the cane. And I know it is quite cruel to use this scare tactic on him . But it's rather interesting to see how that the mere mention of the cane has that effect.