Heh. Mah Daddy called me up jes' a chucklin'. He wuz talkin' wif some folks about when I were a wee baby chile, bout 7 months or so. Seems I went to squallin' and carryin' on. Nuthin' would placate me so Daddy jes' poured a bucket a cold water over mah tantrum. The story goes that the baby chile' were so stunned that she ain't neber had a tantrum since. (ain't swearin' to that, but thas' the story.)
When mah Daddy finish up his tale of how to stop a squallin' chile, folks was shocked. They stared. Finally, one of the croaked,
"Ya' mean ya' waterboarded yore baby??"
Heh...jes' like mah ole Daddy to say in reply,
"Ain't done her no permanent damage, an' she ain't thrown no fits since. Sometimes the kindest treatment is early intervention."