Or slap her. Heroes in movies were still slapping heroines across the face in anger in the 70's, and it was treated as just and righteous treatment of her for her arguing back, and nothing of note in the ongoing vastly romantic and fulfilling relationship.
My how times have changed. I just watched a clint Eastwood movie set in the civil war. Looked like a 70's production. He's stuck with a whimpery little girl while enemy soldiers are approaching. He asks her how old she is, and she tells him she's twelve, but she's turning 13 soon. "Old enough for kisses then" he says, then snogs her for 30 seconds on screen while the enemy soldiers pass by. No tongue. But a full on proper kiss. While this is probably an historically accurate social norm, I doubt they'd be solving the "noisy kid problem" in a contemporary script this way. O.o