Learn to guilt trip your kids like the masters

Posted on August 28, 2012



Moses gets in trouble


Welcome to this week’s instalment of WTF Wednesday, where we answer the questions the other guys won’t touch. That is probably why they have big sponsorship deals and guest appearances on Oprah and I’m still working my day job and wearing last week’s underwear.

I’m starting to rethink my business model.

It was a busy week over at the search engines like Google. They tossed a lot of people with parenting questions my way. You’d be amazed, by the way, how many people use Google to find ways to scare their parents. It’s right up there with how to tell your parents you’re going through puberty (as if they couldn’t tell) and whether it’s OK to put your 11 year old in diapers on long car rides.

This week’s Googler is looking for some very practical advice and asks

Dear Barmy,

How can I guilt trip my child?

Guilt tripping a child well takes skill and practice. I answered this question in a post to my son about a year ago. I’ve decided to pull it out for you to reference, since most readers will not have seen it.

Problem solved! You’re welcome.

Got a question you want answered (badly) or suggestions for our budding guilt-tripper, feel free to leave it in the comments.