Skip to comments.Why smacking is a hit again
Posted on 02/25/2008 8:57:10 AM PST by qam1
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that’s funny dead....
Ya, I’ve seen just about enough of kids who’s parents think like this author.
It is not about “BEATING” your kids, it’s about getting their attention, and letting them know that you’re serious.
Not to mention an early introduction into the concept of “CONSEQUENCES”!
That should piss just about everyone off, not just liberals.
This says it wasn’t his child, but his grandchild who killed himself (ironically, perhaps, off the building at which his father worked so hard).
And there is NOTHING in here about him revoking his views. In fact, his 1994 ed. (pretty late!) has a whole other “explanation” apparently included.
Note the section on “permissiveness”. There is nothing in there describing just how Spock DID NOT believe in permissiveness. He only states that “fact”. Doesn’t give an example, even.
I read the accompanying story on another site. They’d been in court, two different families, in regards to a trial. Coworkers had had a car accident, two were killed, one was severely injured. The woman who was hit was talking loudly about one of the victims, saying there’d been an affair and there were drugs and generally badmouthing the victim. The puncher was a member of that person’s family. No charges were filed over the punch.
You can find it on snopes.com, the clip and the story.
LOL, one time I heard my friend tell her son “If you DON’T quit TEASING your little brother, I am going to RIP your ARM OFF AND BEAT YOU TO DEATH WITH THE BLOODY STUMP!!!!” I couldn’t help it, I snorted with laughter when I heard that. Because pretty much, she was an easy going mom and I knew she wouldn’t hurt her sons. Let alone start swinging amputated limbs around. I think my laughter kind of lessened the impact of her declaration though. The visual was just too much for me.
I don't think the people in the article have a problem controlling their tempers. The problem is that these parents think that a simple time-out is enough for every situation. The parents don't do enough to set their kids straight.
Kids are smart, and they quickly learn how to get their way. I think this article shows the situation of undisciplined kids doing their usual thing in order to get their way, and the parents instinctually smacking them out of frustration.
Of course in our current society, the parent quickly feels like they are the Devil and immediately apologizes to the kid. Because after all, no good parent would ever strike their kid.
And yet another generation of unruly, undisciplined, and entitled kids springs up.
Yup. HUGE mistake apologizing to the kid, right away.
If the kid truly deserved it, there should be no apology, period.
Sometimes we actually do unfair things, and for that we should apologize - but rarely. And if so, again, leave it till later on.
I wish I could post the Irma Brown video skit. ;-D Too funny, if you ask me! Probably on YouTube.
You might want to recheck the article, one of the people is a 40something who admits being frustrated in her relationship and work and shook her child violently because he broke a toy... these people can’t control their tempers, and as such think everyone else who’s punished their child with corporal punishment are like them.
These are children in adult bodies as far as I’m concerned.