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A use for frogs

Rhyan told me of a handy trick his mother used to train his younger brother (in Cebu, the Philippines). His brother used to sleep in his mother’s bed and he could only get to sleep if his hand was resting on his mother’s breast. Once he’d reached the age of eight, she felt the need to retrain him, so she took to sleeping with a frog on her breast. During the night, whenever his brother went to rest his hand on his mother’s breast, he would see the frog there and quickly pull his hand away. This did the trick. Perhaps this tip should be added to childcare manuals in the West.

 

27 September 2010

 

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