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  • mark2playz
    Mar 8, 2013
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      Considering this is a railroading forum why not just tie the parent to the tracks and ..... Those 1 foot gauge trains with the faces on them look like they could teach a parent a lesson too.


      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Loren Snyder" <ljsnyder@...> wrote:
      > Don,
      > It is folks like that lady who make you appreciate a trip to the dentist, a
      > headache, gas, road blocks, tax increases, flat tires, and more.
      > Seriously......I have found that raising my voice slightly so others around
      > can hear, and with a rather stern look on my face say, "Please don't touch"
      > is usually effective. Folks standing nearby look to see who the comment is
      > directed at and often times, the parent holding the child, (yes, in the
      > parent's arms even) then pull the child's hand back and tell the child not
      > to touch.
      > There's nothing quite like having folks see that you haven't taught little
      > Johnny not to touch without asking. Parents get the point and when they
      > tell their child not to touch, the teaching and learning moment occurs......
      > hopefully.
      > I know that little Johnny is going to need that lesson repeated a number of
      > times to become a part of his/her makeup, but at least it is a positive
      > moment in the life of the child and parent..........I hope.
      > Of course, there are some parents who are dumber than a sack of potatoes who
      > wouldn't understand even if you took them by the nap of the neck and
      > threatened to pull their eye teeth without anesthesia. Now that I think of
      > it, that isn't a bad idea.....know what I mean Verne?
      > On the flip side, when I see a parent pull Johnny's hand back and say "Don't
      > touch", I make it a point to cheerfully say with a big smile on my face,
      > Thank you, I appreciate that" That makes mom or dad feel good and they know
      > they are being watched and it is a positive moment of interaction between
      > attendee and modeler. It often gives opportunity for more interaction
      > especially if you then engage the child in conversation about trains. The
      > child feels special and the parent likes to have his/her child addressed in
      > a positive manner.
      > I believe it is Garth who will often have a car or two to let little folks
      > hold and examine.
      > There are some very positive moments at train shows, but it is the few bad
      > moments we remember for a life time.
      > Loren
      > PS. If Judy did try out her side arm, I'd testify, "Honest judge, the man
      > went for Judy's gun"
      > -------Original Message-------
      > From: Don Avila
      > Date: 03/08/13 07:52:57
      > To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Correcting Parents - wasTable top modules...
      > That does NOT work in LA. Ask Garth or Mr Dave or Mrs Dave. We had an
      > ADULT screw up a kids toy and her argument was since it is out for the
      > public to see it is O.K. for the public to touch. I thought Mrs Dave George
      > who is a licensed gun totter, was going to try it out.
      > ...d
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