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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Parenting And Disciplining

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Parenting is getting hard every day. You cannot spank your child or it is child abuse. Your child can skip school and you as the parent are held liable for there behavior. You have to make sure your child goes to school. If you cannot accomplish this, some states will arrest the parents for failing to make sure their children attend school.

This reminds me of a story I heard recently about a mom who paddled her sons butt with a belt. She hit him three times on the bare butt. He is sixteen and out of control. No matter what she does, he rebels. Therefore, she went to the old fashion way of discipline. She takes the kids to church every Sunday and the other kids seem to listen, but of course, they are still younger. You know those teen years get tougher to handle.

Now, the mother is under arrest for spanking the kid with a belt. He snuck out of the house when she wasn't looking and went to a neighbor's house and told them she hit him with a belt. Mine you, he crawled out his bedroom window. He had done this before to go out and hang with friends.

Being a parent is hard. You want your children to grow up the right way, but you are not allowed to spank them. Maybe this is why there are so many problems with drugs, gangs and other criminal activity.

When I was a kid, we were spanked with a hand or a belt. We never had gangs or other criminal problems. Drugs were apparent, but not like today. It is time parents take back the lives of their kids and start disciplining them as they were disciplined.

What do you think? You have tried everything. Would a spanking mean business more so than saying don't do that again or I will ground you.

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10 Comments:

  • At October 3, 2008 at 11:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I was spanked as a child and decided I would never spank my own. I agree, being a parent is hard, but there's got to be a better way to deal with a misbehaved child other than spanking.

    newmom.today.com

     
  • At October 4, 2008 at 8:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I totally agree with the first comment. There are better ways to "discipline" your child. Unfortunately many people believe there is a need to "control" their children and do not understand that the job they should be doing is socializing their children. That is to say, parents need to be teaching their children how to live in a society with others. Parents also need to teach their children how to make good decisions and how to have self-control.

    I was never spanked and I have never spanked my children for being "bad". They are now successful adults. There is never any reason to hit a child and glorifying it with the name "spanking" is what is wrong.

     
  • At October 5, 2008 at 1:52 PM , Blogger Hi! I'm Jessica and my goal is to work from home. said...

    I wouldn't hit an adult (it's a crime) and I wouldn't hit a child (which, somehow, is not a crime).

    Parenting is hard and so is growing up. Better to lead by example and model behavior you want your child to have than hit, scold, and punish.
    Oh, and I certainly do not agree that gangs, violent crime, and drugs are a direct result of NOT hitting our children...WHAT?

     
  • At October 7, 2008 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Innomen said...

    I'm pleased to see so many vocal rational people opposing this mindless idea that children are strikeable property.

    To those of like mind I simply say don't worry. Spanking correlates heavily with violent crime, and its hard to have children from prison.

    In time this practice will fade into history as surly as the pillory and the stake.

    To those still dumb enough to torture their own children (and yet somehow manage to breed), try a stun gun, its safer.

    P.S. For the stupid, I'm kidding about the stungun, I like to point out that every argument in favor of spanking can be used to defend stun gunning children as well, which I think is very telling.

     
  • At October 7, 2008 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Blondie Writes - Pamela said...

    I think that most people feel that spanking is bad. in some cases, a spanking can help. I very rarely had to spank my kids,,but when I did, they knew that it was because they were doing something that they had been told time and time again not to do.

    Beating and spanking are two different things.

     
  • At October 7, 2008 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Innomen said...

    Boy I've never heard that illogical garbage before. *smirk*

    http://innomen.blogspot.com/2008/10/spanking-more-mindlessness.html

     
  • At November 23, 2008 at 3:04 PM , Anonymous blondiewrites said...

    Lack of discipline is why kids are the way they are today.

     
  • At November 23, 2008 at 8:50 PM , Blogger Innomen said...

    Could we have a more simplistic and ignorant picture of child psychology?

    I think not.

    "(W)hy kids are the way they are" is literally the same as saying why PEOPLE are the way they are.

    For my own part I think it has something to do with the nature of the universe, sociology, economics, cultural influences, technological pressures, and even a touch of spiritual pressure.

    Stupid people breeding unchecked, The Company's willingness to exploit this situation for its own gain, and countless other factors are "why kids are the way they are today".

     
  • At April 16, 2010 at 9:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I have 4 boys; the three youngest got spanked a few times when they were two but haven't needed it since. The oldest, however, is a completely different story. We read books about headstrong kids, we took him to counseling, we tried positive reinforcements, we stayed up hours after bedtime repeatedly putting him in time out, and we spanked him on the rear open handed. HE DID NOT CARE. Eventually at 4 years old, he smashed a TV and a fish tank and beat the fish into a bloody pulp in the carpet all within about three minutes. He said he wanted to see what would happen. After a spanking, he started to destroy the rest of the house and instead of pinning him down for the rest of the night, I finally got out the belt and got him on the leg (while he was wearing jeans). And he stopped! He was suddenly respectful and did as he was asked. Over the next few months he tested us a number of times and as my last resort I went to the belt. It never left a bruise or a welt, but it did get his attention in a way that we couldn't get with the other methods - unlike a spanking it actually stung and he didn't like it at all. And most importantly, he stopped destroying our house, showed the rest of the family more respect, and now at 5 years old hardly ever even needs a harsh word.

    To those of you who think the belt is abuse, I think that it can be in the hands of some, but I think it is less likely to cause real injury than a hand. I also think you haven't had a kid like my oldest boy living in your house.

    I deliberated over the whole issue for a long time. I decided when it comes down to it, we live in a violent society. If my child goes out into the world and tried to act the way he was going, he was definitely going to be the recipient of violence. From police, from vigilantes, from people protecting themselves and their property. So I decided the belt is a good and proper disciplinary representation of the real world consequences.

     
  • At April 16, 2010 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Innomen said...

    *facepalm*

    I can't wait till the sex bots reach the level of super models, then maybe idiots like these will stop accidentally having children.

    What kind of moron can't trick a child? The same kind of moron that can't work a condom apparently.

    If only the cap on a bottle of Jack Daniels were so complicated.

    Slaves. The lot of you. (Minus the people smart enough to realize that h'duh, maybe it's a bad idea to fucking hit children, or course.)

     

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