“Alright children” the mom said to her three year old triplets, “today were not practicing the theories of Dr. Spock, but trying a new theory called Inculcate! Aren’t you excited?”
The three boys were semi-listening, but the dog licking up the milk soaked cereal thrown down by boy number three, and the slurping sounds of number one boy finishing his cereal by tipping the whole bowl into his mouth, distracted boy number two. He was giggling at boy number one while boy number three threw more cereal down for the dog.
“Now boys, remember our new system for today…..I’m going to repeat the words for you: boys, please do not throw your cereal on the floor. Please do not throw your cereal on the floor. Do not throw your cereal on the floor.”
Thwap! “Boys, please do not throw cereal in your mother’s face. Please do not throw cereal in your mother’s face. Do not throw cereal”…..thwap, thwap!..”Uh, boys?”
“Okay boys? Today mommy is going to teach you another form of learning. It’s not new, but it’s tried and true, boys, if you throw your cereal, you will be put in a time out……”