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It was a joke. I was just trying to point out, how absurd the whole thing about spanking is. Kids need a whoopin'.
Originally posted by imnothereru
Originally posted by addygrace
Yeah, even putting your finger in a kids face should be illegal. Really yelling too loud should be illegal, you could scare them. Any form of punishment, should actually be outlawed. If kids don't know any better why should they be in trouble by another human that also makes mistakes. For example my oldest son punched my youngest son in the face, so I said, hey if you don't punch him anymore I'll give you money. He said, "Ok Dad." He stopped punching him all the way until the next day. Now, every time he punches him I just give em money and he stops.
Are you for real, your teaching your son about blackmail?? and you think that is good parenting, wow im amazed.So now your son thinks that if he goes round punching people he gets money to stop.......... do you see where this is leading?? you heard of bullying do you agree with it because that is what you are promoting , i was shocked by this responce. You totally think its not ok for people to give people money to stop them hitting you , but you are against even shouting or pointing at your child?
What is the world coming too , im so glad my kids dont go to school with yours!!!!
i hope this was a joke post btw
edit on 29-1-2012 by imnothereru because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Deebz
Because it is the job of the parents to deter their children from poor, or sometimes even outlandishly wild, behaviour and the odd time - the ODD time - a smack is the only way to get the point across. As adults it is not our job to clean up after the poor parenting that was used with the adults we are surrounded by.
If I am at work and some 30-something year old man wants to take a fit with me because his parents didn't teach him how to conduct himself in a mature manner, well I would think it's far too late to start laying down the spankings, but you can guarantee probably the first thought that goes through my head is that he needed more of them growing up
Originally posted by Unclerayray3000If you go to any grocery store in the states you will see bratty disrespectful kids. You know why? A lot of these parents don't believe in spanking their children. Honestly, their approach doesn't seem to be working.
be careful what you ask for they might actually put one in all of our houses.
Originally posted by AK907ICECOLD
reply to post by InfoKartel
don't like it fellow people put a gov't official in my home 24/7.
Good dayedit on 29-1-2012 by AK907ICECOLD because: grammeredit on 29-1-2012 by AK907ICECOLD because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
As some other posters have pointed out, it does depend on the child. My kids are grown now. Did I spank them? Yes, but it was an open-handed smack on the bottom, and the infraction had to be bad enough to warrant it.
When kids are really small, a smack doesn't do much, they can be controlled easily. Slightly older, but too young to reason with, a smack works wonders. It doesn't have to be hard, but it is the shock value that makes it effective.
An older child (7 and up) can be reasoned with by taking away something (TV time, dessert, playtime outside).
Both my girls were the type of kids who could have grown up to be vicious little tyrants if I had let them get away with stuff they did. They were willful and hot-headed, and their fights were worthy of WWF smackdown sessions. I never backed down, always left the bottom-smacking for the last resort, and always showed them that life has consequences for their actions.
The older one is now an officer in the Coast Guard who graduated magna cum laude from college. The younger one is a dental assistant (she's only 19 and has been doing it for a year). They both grew up to be kind, caring people who understand personal responsibility and how their choices affect their lives.
I did not spare the rod, but I did use it sparingly. It depends on the psychology of the child. Spanking can be used judiciously.
As a child I was whipped with an electric cord until I bled. Times sure have changed, haven't they?
The sucker punch. Just ask the question "hey, what's that on your shirt?" and when they look down, bust their lip. You need to do this every now and then to keep them guessing. Don't ever let them off the hook. Just because they're not doing anything wrong doesn't mean that they didn't do something wrong earlier that you weren't aware of.
The one-two shut-the-hell-up. This is priceless when you're shopping and your kid won't shut the hell up: "I'm hungry, I want toys, I need my Insulin..." etc. First smack your kid (the 5 across the eyes technique works). Wait a few seconds for your kid to start crying, then smack your kid again to let him know that you mean business. This usually shuts them up because they see that the amount of crying is proportional to the amount of beatings.