In an age where discipline is called 'child abuse'

In an age where discipline is called 'child abuse' | YOU SMACK YOUR CHILDREN IN PUBLIC? I TOO LIKE TO LIVE DANGEROUSLY | image tagged in memes,i too like to live dangerously | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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I think it all depends on the child and the parent. Some lids are VERY aggressive/annoying/mischievous and they have to be punished with something more physical than "No desert after dinner" (Or something like that). On the other hand, there are very meek and gentle kids who can be brought in to line with a talk and maybe a extended punishment (I.e, they don't get TV for a week, or they miss their friends birthday party). But there are a lot of factors that go into punishing a kid.

However, I totally agree with everyone how ridiculous it is when some kid is b*tching in the store, throwing stuff off the shelves, and then when a parent gives them a well-deserved slap "OMG YOU'RE SLAPPING YOUR CHILDREN?!" It's just a bunch of nosy people who probably have 3 kids in jail and two living in their basement.
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7 ups, 3 replies
True story, though, I was out with my family when my daughter was about four. She picked up a stuffed animal and was carrying it through the store. I kept telling her to put it down over and over again.

We were about to walk out the door and she still had it. I grabbed it and MEANT to gently bop her with it. It turned out that it wasn't an ordinary stuffed animal, it had one of those giant boxes inside it that played recorded messages. So, it was WAY heavier than I thought that it would be. It hit her in the nose and BAM...instant nose bleed and crying.

We booked out of there so fast! Had to go, before CPS got there.

Needless to say...she got ice cream and Dad got b**ched out for the next 20 years by Mom!
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3 ups
This sounds like our house!!
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3 ups, 1 reply
LOL
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4 ups, 1 reply
I was thinking the same thing, is Abby a guy?
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4 ups, 3 replies
Lynch, yes, I'm a dude, I just like the name from the movie "Young Frankenstein".

So yeah, I was the one that gave my daughter a bloody nose and my wife hasn't let me forget it. That's what forceful was saying.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Ahhhh lol I like the name too! I almost think I already knew you were a guy and may be just forgot. I still get called a guy about once a week on here, sorry about that!!
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4 ups, 1 reply
No problem. One of my favorite lines of yours was that you meme like a guy LOL!
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The moral of the story... Don't use physical discipline.
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6 ups
I tell mine, I'm gonna gather the people in a line so everyone that's hearing their tantrums can give a spanking.
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My parents never hit us; We just knew what would happen if we didn't listen and behave lol. Once, my sister and I had misbehaved in front of company; We had to sit on the bed the whole day and think about what we did. And for an 8 and 7yo that was waaaay worse than a spanking (Which would've lasted all of two minutes). We just sat there for hours with nothing to do. In my opinion, while I'm mot against spanking AT ALL, I think other punishments are more memorable, and prepare you for the real world; If you rob a store, you're gonna have a good amount of time to sit in jail and think about what you did. But that's just my opinion lol
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Good for your parents doing their part for teaching you guys lessons. And they're lucky that worked. Some kids have to learn the hard way, so taking it to the physical level is what works. Ever see those parents who think that giving their kids voice commands actually works.
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Yeah, I mean it's not a one-size-fits-all thing. Some kids need more discipline than others. We were raised believing in God (And Hell xD) which helped us a lot in regards to not misbehaving.

And yes, I have seen those parents. And they are stupid for thinking that they can just say "now now johnny stop wiping your snot on little baby anna" and he'll stop. More likely than not he'll vontinue to do so, knowing the worst that will happen is a 'scolding'.

In any case, there is a big grey area between abusive discipline and insufficient discipline
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3 ups, 1 reply
And then declare that you're trying to take their freedom away...
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3 ups, 1 reply
We've all seen those kids acting badly and crying. Our's did not do that. They knew that there are certain parameters set and if crossed, there will be consequences. How do you think they knew this?
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Because you were consistent in giving them boundaries & appropriate loving punishment--which may have included spanking. Although some parents with some children seem to not need spanking--there is still punishment & reward. ALSO--probably the parents were in agreement & consistent. My wife & I had different beliefs & were therefore not consistent(at that time) & my son experienced the negative results as an adult--which he knows & regrets. (My wife would agree with me verbally & then they cooperated together against me, which was a vicious cycle since I would get very upset)
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I've never been a fan of physical punishment for children. I believe it only serves to make the child frightened of the parent. In the short term that may make them behave, but in the long term it could cause emotional damage to the child and harm the parent-child relationship. Just because you can make a person behave themselves through threat of violence doesn't make it right. You can keep people off your front lawn by posting a sign that says "if you walk on my grass I'll shoot you". It would probably be more effective than a sign that says "keep off the grass", but that doesn't make it right. That's what tyrants do. They control people through fear and threats. And I agree that some children are very rebellious and don't listen. What's the solution to their behavior problems? Honestly, I don't know. I'm not a parent nor a parenting expert.
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In a lot of countries, corporal punishment is illegal. There's no black and white about it. Something like 45 countries agree on that matter. Why? Because studies of the psychology of the matter show that corporal punishment is not only ineffective as a form of discipline, but is detrimental to the mental health of both children and adults. I think Sweden was the first to ban it, back in the seventies.

Also, I little literature on the subject shows in America, you can hit your child for literally no reason, the only restriction is that it doesn't, and I quote, “result in substantial harm to a child.”
Emotional or psychological harm not only doesn't count, but judging from what I read is considered "the right way" to raise a kid.

We must just be the crazy ones here. Probably because we didn't get smacked around enough.
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No doubt there is a fine line between parenting and abusing.
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