I stopped reading at page 7 so it may have been covered but, Cpt. America is not directed towards children under ten, kids do like super heros sure.
Watch men was about superheros and I really wish they didn't give it any kind of ratings, that way, parents would learn to THINK and I would get a
good show as all the parents leave in disgust and then blame some one else lol. I personally was shocked when I saw Watch men, but in a good way and I
was 30 at the time. Children should be watching Sponge bob if they are the type that misbehave as every one who is there KNOWS its going to have
talking kids. IMO if movie theaters still had ushers or people just walked out when people were talking (cell phones/kids/teens) and demanded their
money or tickets back, things would change. Movie's for kids are the only movies no adult has a right to complain when kids are being kids. I saw a
mother storm out of Bad santa with her kids, it was one of the best parts of that movie.
I still remember being a kid and why I was being a brat and how I felt at the time. It was when I was lied to, by omission or any other dirty tactic.
When at the mall, Mom would say, if your good you'll get a toy. So as we are right near the exit and heading out, I would remind her and she would
claim that she said you "may" get a toy. So I invoked the only weapon I had and even if the whole world knew what the problem was, they couldn't turn
back time to see the lie and even if they could, what could they really do anyway? I felt cheated. The only time I got spanked, I knew why and I knew
I deserved it, I would have traded more spanks for being lied to and cheated.
Some kids find this powerful weapon of adult punishment and go nuts with it for no other reason then boredom or some non-valid reason, that can not
be fixed with a healthy discussion, there needs to be punishment. If there is a valid reason, then a discussion may work as long as its indepth and
not so dumbed down that no real information passes.
Kids will listen to stern/angry people who they don't know but most parents won't have any of that even if they are at their wits end. IMO Sgt.
Hartman verbally punishing a kid who is acting out for no reason would work and would be a joy to watch, even all the adults mimicking the child would
work. The problem is, the parents CAN ignore, other people can not, even if they have children them selves as they probably have well behaved
Its like when people in well to do areas have cars with squealing brakes, its the owners fault for riding the brakes and being deaf, every one knows
its not their responsibility to fix it or even to tell the owner whats wrong. Most of the pain from something like this is knowing that the person
responsible for it is ignoring it.
That said, there is a time/place for kids, the bar at a "family restaurant", high end restaurants, movies meant for 14+ and things like that should
have a strict code of conduct for kids, otherwise they get told to leave. Banning does seem too strong for airplanes and the store but sometimes the
parents need a good spank but they should lift the ban at some point and try again.
Its too bad adults don't have as much freedom when we protest
edit on 29-7-2011 by XL5 because: (no reason given)