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Originally posted by branty
Ya , theres lots of quotes , Hell mine is even Biblical "Spare the rod, spoil the child"
doin that in todays enviroment is akin to child abuse , little Janie's getting phones at 8 yrs old, but your point is a step in the right direction, I kept my 2 boys busy in sports, today their team mates are still there freinds , the old Idle hands theory holds water
Originally posted by GENERAL EYES
These days I think it would be more effective to:
Cancel the internet and cable television account.
Cancel their cell phone account.
Lock up the video games.
Substitute the media propaganda machine for art projects, writing exercises and classic novels. (none of that "teen genre" stuff.)
That method of discipline from my folks kept my little butt busy, unbruised, and out of trouble.
Originally posted by ryckE
People that were beat as children are messed up mentally, I have seen it. I am 16 and my step dad used to punish me whenever I did anything wrong.