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In future, if he misbehaves he'll not be going to his room.
Owners operate a remote control to give the animal a shock when it is misbehaves.
For example, if a child misbehaves at the waterfront and is banned for a week, there is no way to prove him or herself again or any incentive to improve.
A TEENAGER faces going back to jail if he misbehaves in public -even in his own garden.
THE 68 year-old granny from hell has been warned that she faces jail if she misbehaves again.
A sternly spoken rebuke at the moment the child misbehaves and a little swat on a diapered bottom-- even though the swat is lighter than normal horseplay -- do far more good at that age than the "time out" equivalent of life without parole later.
Igby's older brother Oliver (Ryan Phillippe, recycling the ``Cruel Intentions'' sneer) attends Columbia and, when the younger sibling misbehaves, tells the always accusatory Mimi, ``I was in college.