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BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A Los Fresnos family is going to court to try to prevent a Cameron County justice of the peace from ordering spankings in his courtroom.
Originally posted by ThePiemaker
Spanking doesn't necessarily teach kids not do something, it just teaches them not to do it while the parent is around.
Originally posted by jackinthebox
reply to post by xxpigxx
You have drawn an invalid comparison. By that logic, anyone who was never spanked would be in prison.
Spanking is not the issue. It is the parenting skills.
Most of my more successful friends were rarely if ever spanked, whereas most of the kids who got the wooden spoon and the belt are either cops or in prison.
This guy here is the brother of an ex-girlfriend of mine...
He got the brunt of the corporal punishment in their house, and that's where he is today.
I suppose you could "ground" them for longer if you want and continue to watch them laugh at your punishment as they proceed to walk out the door to go play baseball, or you could spank their little tush and watch them not dare to step near the door.
Your right he should have had his GI Joes taken as a child surely that would keep him from being a crimminal.
I would assume that the kid in question was told what he had done that warrented the spanking and I correct?
Is it not possible that he was not spanked in any normal sense but rather abused due to the family trauma that you discribed?
I wonder if charlie manson was spanked.
likley not as he was in state ran institutions most of his life and I am certain that he was told and taught to be a law abiding citizen.
The Charles Manson thing doesn't prove either side. All it proves is that a lack of parenting equals bad children.
The example you gave me of how this guy was raised leaves me a little confused what precisely was it he was caught doing that warranted the spanking
was it good behavior or bad behavior?
Did he know the difference between right and wrong when he did these things?
If he didn't know the difference between right and wrong why was he sneaking?
If he was hiding his actions what actions was he hiding?