Ran across Samuel Arbesman’s “What to do if your child has superpowers – A FAQ for concerned parents” the other day and thought it was a hoot:
Q. My child can control the weather and summon tornadoes at a momentâ€™s notice. This makes discipline a challenge.
A. Discipline of a super-powered child is a complex issue. First, try to explore the limits of his or her powers, and use some common sense. Can your child control magnetic fields from across a room? If so, place all knives in the attic. Has your toddler ever ensnared you in spider-webbing that can only be removed with great effort? Explain (sternly) that superpowers are a â€œsometimesâ€ behavior.