How many of us would admit that we are in the skin of a tiger, but our heart is that of a mouse? We talk tough, but we are afraid to follow through with action. We believe it is important at times to be direct and honest with those we lead, but we avoid conflict.
I am not sure if that memory has stuck in my mind because I thought putting a book down my pants before getting whacked would be a good idea or because of what his dad said. As a father before disciplining my own kids I have always tried to think “is this hurting me more than it is hurting them?” It’s a great litmus test for parents when disciplining their kids.