Unique Punishment: What Money Could Buy in 1977

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As my daughter has grown, the old punishments have stopped working. Time out, whatever. Taking away stuffed animals? She knows they'll be back soon. What can I do when "I'm really disappointed in you" loses its charm? Check out Grown and Flown's BRILLIANT suggestion: The 1970s.

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If I didn’t have it in 1977, you won’t be allowed it in 2012. Network television, enjoy. Landline telephone–you know that strange ringing thing you have never touched–you might want to figure out how it works. We had a microwave oven in 1977, but I am pretty sure Bagel Bites and Hot Pockets had not been invented. Maybe you should grab an apple.

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