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Thread: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    That's what I was going to say. I don't see how public humiliation teaches what needs to be taught.
    Quite frankly, I'm open to any stray from today's norm that isn't illegal or dangerous.

    I like hearing stories about my parents being teenagers and how responsible they were. If these kids today grew up back then, they'd have paddles literally broken over their asses.

    In those days, a child getting in a parent's face and blatantly disrespecting them was news. Today it's an average Tuesday.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Parents Force Girl to Hold Sign as Punishment for Being Disrespectful. Tough Love or Too Much?

    Worried about their 13-year-old daughter's increasingly disrespectful behavior, Gentry and Renee Nickell of Crestview, Florida, decided to make her punishment humiliating and public. On Saturday, the teen (whose name has not been released) spent 90 minutes standing at a busy intersection with a hand-written sign describing her sins.

    It read: "I’m a self-entitled teenager w/no respect for authority. I’m also super smart, yet I have 3 'D’s' because I DON’T CARE."

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    I've never been one who considers public humiliation a good teaching tool. The parents weren't too harsh, just not terribly smart or inventive.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Who do you think is to blame when a 35-year-old is sponging off mom and dad??

    Humility and humiliation are two different things.
    Humility comes from humiliation and how to cope with disappointment. Many school shootings are the result of kids that have never been taught to cope.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    I don't think it was too far at all. Depending on what she did, I probably would have grounded her ass, cut her off from the world when not in school, and removed her ability to use the internet, phone, tv, and even radio. But for some, that's going too far as well. If she did something extreme like call her mom a bitch, or something, she'd get a ****ing slap across wherever the belt landed.
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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I've never been one who considers public humiliation a good teaching tool. The parents weren't too harsh, just not terribly smart or inventive.
    My son totaled his truck when he was 16. No one was hurt thank God but he didn't think he should be punished. I put his little ass on the bus for 6 months and he not only never had another wreck but he never got a ticket or into much trouble. It was the best punishment I ever gave him.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Humility comes from humiliation and how to cope with disappointment. Many school shootings are the result of kids that have never been taught to cope.
    Humility doesn't come from humiliation. It comes from a sense of appreciation...a sense that one is blessed to have what one has...being humble...modest. It doesn't come from wearing a banana suit on Madison Avenue. You're off base here.
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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Depending on how she shapes out in the new few months it could have been perfectly fine. Of course, this could go totally wrong.

    I grew up with the kind of mom that, as a kid, would have spanked me in public if I got too out of line. So, I'm fine with it.
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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    I do not believe that you can teach a child respect by showing her disrespect.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Humility doesn't come from humiliation. It comes from a sense of appreciation...a sense that one is blessed to have what one has...being humble...modest. It doesn't come from wearing a banana suit on Madison Avenue. You're off base here.
    I don't think so. She humiliated her parents numerous times after being asked to stop through various forms of punishments and talks. I was one of those kids as well. I laughed at talks and standing in the corner. Humility comes from handling disappointment. Kids NEVER told a teacher to **** off or kiss their ass when I was in school, now teachers call that routine. Kids today think they are untouchable and can't be held accountable for anything and that is sad in itself.

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    Re: Were these parents too harsh on their daughter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    My son totaled his truck when he was 16. No one was hurt thank God but he didn't think he should be punished. I put his little ass on the bus for 6 months and he not only never had another wreck but he never got a ticket or into much trouble. It was the best punishment I ever gave him.
    Perfect - no one but your son and perhaps his friends knew he was being punished in this manner and he wasn't subjected to ridicule. Teaching children that choices have real life consequences is one of the most valuable lessons a parent can teach a child.

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