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I let my kids get away with quite a bit, but once I speak, they mind. I am proud to say they are the absolute best-behaved kids at karate class, and baseball, and in any restaurant you will ever see.
No, not simple enough. A parent is a parent. Let them try to put me in jail for some BS like this. I know people that like to call the Child Protective Services over BS just to get each other in trouble..... a very trashy form of entertainment for some low-class people, and I've made them all aware that if anything even remotely affects my family, they will be going on a one-way fishing trip with me!
The real world has painful consequences. Parents can teach those painful consequences without doing permanent damage. You can tell a child 1000 times that a stove is hot, but they only have to touch it once, and they get the message! A smack is similar.
You give a smack to make the connection between some bone-headed idea and pain.
It is a natural consequence and a natural way to learn.
Also, the world has bullies, and bad guys, and real consequences. We are raising out kids to think none of those bad things exist, and then we wonder why they aren't ready to be adults at some magical age.
I'll put my 5 year old up against any of the moddy-coddled 12 and 15 year olds any day. He is already more mature and savvy than most of the kids entering high school these days.
Originally posted by k1k1to
reply to post by ALOSTSOUL
during my childhood ive had the following done to me by my parents:
*mother attempted to drown me
*been locked in a closet for about 30min-1hr at a time
*was threatened with a knife
*i was smacked in the face
*whipped with a belt
*have had finger nails dug into me while at the supermarket
*have had my hair pulled
*have had objects thrown at me
*finally when i was fed up i decided i wanted to run away at the age of 13, when my mother (to test me) pushed me out of the house and locked the door...needless to say i was knocking at that door for about 10 minutes begging to be let back in.
my point is....i never hit my parents back, i never called the cops on them, i never murdered anyone..
i did good in school, i had good friends, now im grown up and have kids of my own....i grew up to be a fairly "normal" person, with no trauma of any kind....
should kids get smacked? hell yeah..maybe not everything that happened to me...but smacked?...lol gimee a break..
oh p.s.... i still love my mom and step dad
It has nothing to do with what anyone else thinks. It has everything to do with them being respectful, and polite, and minding when they are told.
I use the examples of karate, and baseball, and restaurants, because they are good comparative examples. There are other kids there to compare to.
Wow, overly sensitive huh? Is it because you were beat, or because you were not beat?