I dont like the idea of threatening a child with anything. I hear people say, 'the policeman will lock you up," the lady over there will smack you"". That to me is plain stupid, and saying to a child 'You will go to hell if you dont do as I say" is taking the whole rubbish to a new level of bad. Some schools and some ministers have made the wrong impressions on very young children, but I dont remember being afraid of anything when I was small. Afraid of my father, maybe, but not hell. ps, there was no reason to be afraid of my father. Marie.