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Re: Idiot Parents

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panthersix wrote:
JLTW!!! wrote:I give less than a fuck if its legal in Texas. MY WIFE AND I are raising my children, no one else. If I deem an ass whooping is the corrective action needed, then that is what is given. My goal is to raise good, well-adjusted (they'll get that from mom :P ) self-sufficient citizens. I don't need to beat them into submission, but like I said, there are times it is called for and I don't give a shit who is offended in the grocery store or elsewhere. People like that are part of the problem IMHO: whiny, spineless, and weak. Go raise your own kids, and I'll raise mine. Kids need discipline and guidance, just like a private.

I'm sure I'm not the only one here who:
1) had his ass spanked or put back in line by a neighborhood parent when I got out of line, who then went straight to my dad when they saw him and told him exactly what they did and why...and then he chewed my ass (or worse) again.

2) Had a family member (dad/grandpa) say, "Spare the rod, spoil the child."

3) Had parents sign off on the corporal punishment form at school.

Fuck it, I turned out alright and I owe a ton of who I am to my dad.

My question is WHEN/WHY did this country start turning in this direction with kids and family as a whole?
I didn't mean to imply that I never used spankings, I just don't care for it myself. To me, raising kids is more Psy Ops than direct action. Hitting a child when you're angry is dangerous, taking a minute to figure out how to "outwit" them at least lets you cool off a bit. Now when a kid is about do something dangerous, then they need to have a healthy fear of the ole man....otherwise, there needs to be another side to a father. There's a fine line between fear and respect. I almost ran away from home when I was 12 because of the beatings. God only knows what would've happened to me on the street.
Not remotely directed at you brother. I actually liked the story of you and your boy. I rarely have to use spankings myself, but I believe in them and won't hesitate to use them if need be. I was more posting in reference to topSNOT's post where the woman was "gonna call the cops"
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Re: Idiot Parents

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Some valid points on child control. Bottom line is that many have been deluded into thinking that they will go to jaiil if they put a strap on some ass. When I was a cop I'd get calls where the parents would have unruly kids and say "you need to do something with this child" to which I would always politely reply "that's YOUR job to be the parent, do you spank them?" Many times parents would say to me that if they spanked them I would come arrest them. I always laughed and said "telll you what, I will sit here and watch you if you'd like, just to ensure its above board, but as long as its on the backside and doesn't involve abuse........GO FOR IT!" I raised four boys, none of them got more than 1-2 spankings from me, that was all it took. All I had to do was give the "YOU'RE FIXIN' TO CALL DOWN THE THUNDER" look and peace was attained. Way I see it child abuse is failing to raise them IAW the OPLAN which clearly states "Spare the rod, spoil the child". Of course there are some assclowns out there who have no reason for raising kids and they should be systematically exterminated anyways.......... :twisted:

On a lighter note, I was raised by mother after my Dad died at an early age. My Momma had five brothers and was from Tennessee. I seldom pissed her off on purpose. If a parent was to beat their kids the way my Momma did me today they would be "under the jail". And truth be known, I deserved everyone I got and deserved a few more. :lol:
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Spankings and psyops are just two tools in the parenting tool box, being a father is the hardest thing I've ever done...no one "silver bullet" parenting trick works universally across all kids....I just can't endorse spanking as "THE" only way to discipline. But I have to say, it depends on the kid too. I've seen some ornery children in my time that only responded to beatings.
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panthersix wrote:Spankings and psyops are just two tools in the parenting tool box, being a father is the hardest thing I've ever done...no one "silver bullet" parenting trick works universally across all kids....I just can't endorse spanking as "THE" only way to discipline. But I have to say, it depends on the kid too. I've seen some ornery children in my time that only responded to beatings.
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I've always found a strong glare and a gentle reminder that I know all the "right" pressure points can convey a VERY strong message.

that said, I am the marshmallow in my family. If my kids fuck up, I just tell them wait until your mother gets home..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :oops:
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My father told this story a while ago. My father and his friend just got out of pilot training. They're at the BX ready to checkout. Im rightfully assuming it was for some alcoholic beverages to celebrate. This lady has about 3 kids and 1 of them is yelling uncontrollably it seems at the register. My fathers friend asks the kids parent "Do you want me to hit your kid for you?". The lady then cursed so much and so loudly in front of her kids. Im sure it made her look so bad in front of everybody there. As a young kid my parents told me countless stories of me crying my ass off in Olive Garden. I would cry until my father picked me up. As soon as he would sit down even with me in his arms I would start crying again. I would have my father standing the whole time at a Olive Garden or a Red Lobster.

Im sure everybody on this thread remembers a time when they shoulda got slapppppped as a youngin :cry:

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Should have gotten slapped?!? I can't remember a should have....it was always a "holy hell that shite hurt".
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My Dad only got physical with me once. In fact, he kicked me. He kicked me right in the tailbone with a steel-toed work boot when I was about 4 or 5. That was all it took. After that, the glare and the words "Joseph William" was all it took. Mom, on the other hand, would switch me or hit me with a belt - and then cry and hug me. I'd rather be beaten with the hot wheels track than have my momma cry...
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