Whether these weapons have proven to be effective or not in raising children is beyond the point here. The one thing we can all agree on is that our moms have used these techniques on ALL of us. 1. The wooden spoon This would be by her side every time we sat down to study. An imminent threat that awaits in case we don’t focus or finish all our homework. 2. The flying slipper This was used to end arguments from a distance. It doesn’t matter how far you go, the flying slipper will hit you. 3. The belt For extreme cases, the belt was used to warn us when we were really misbehaving. 4. The slap Often quick and effective, the slap will get you back on track in no time. It’s also a reminder not to mess with your Arab mom. 5. The pinch The pinch is for when your mom really wants to slap you, but she has people over. So she’ll settle on pinching you in a way that no one would notice, except for you, of course.