be humble for you are made of earth; be noble for you are made of stars
I'm ambivalent about school uniforms vs street clothes. There are pro's and con's for each mode.
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Just testing my new sig:
HELPING HILLARY PICK OUT HER INAUGURAL GOWN!The jokes write themselves!
Your problem is you think the only way kids can learn something is with violence, which just may teach them that violence is the only way to get what you want out of someone. -Demon of Light
It's not being kind that makes you a bad parent, it's not being a PARENT, that makes you a bad parent.
Spanking is not abuse, sometimes it is the only thing kids will understand. If they tried that time out crap with me or one of my brothers, please. It would have stopped us from doing nothing. Time out and other stupid disciplinary crap (Mostly by egg heads who never had kids no less) that does not work. Even kids think it's a joke. In the end those of us who were spanked occasionally did well, we knew about boundaries and punishment. - Blackdog
To which you respond with the unadulterated nonsense that completely ignores what I said and makes some kind of lame ass blanket statement that is wrong.
When you play the risk-reward game you only teach kids not to get caught or that violence is the way to solve your problems. If someone is only raised to weigh actions according to how it may be beneficial or harmful then that person is not going to be capable of reacting appropriately in some situations. - Demon of Light
Yes I am saying your whole statement is complete and unadulterated nonsense.
No Lives Matter
Who said that I couldn't come up wtih a valid reason? What a bizarre thing to say...If you cannot even come up with a valid reason then it indicates you have no business pushing your ideal on anyone, let a lone a child.
I mean, are you trying to make some silly accusation that I might not be a good parent?
I never spanked my daughters. I gave them a little swat a few times when they almost ran into the street with traffic at 2 years-old or so, but I would argue that is a far cry from "spanking". That being said, as long as spanking is not done out of anger or in an abusive manner, I don't really have a problem others doing it ...Originally Posted by BlackDog
We spanked, lol. Usually only when it got disrespectful though, so it was pretty limited. I think part of the problem then was it was used for everything all the time and that is abusive.
Today parents, teachers no one has any recourse to discipline a child. Even in sports etc they now teach everyone is a winner! So were is the push for discipline or excellence in anything? I'll tell you... it is not around here.
I almost spanked them when they were young, because that is how I was raised... but seeing the terror on their face when they understood what was about to happen stopped me. I figured out (I am a single dad, by the way) how to discipline them POSITVELY.
Wait... did you do that on purpose? Slam somebody about slamming another?Originally Posted by Kev316
So slamming someone's parenting is okay on this board? Okay. Then I suggest YOU are what is wrong with parenting. I have 5 kids: 28, 28, 25, 20, and 10. I agree with most of Demon's post. So let's see -
Does that make you a another factor of what is wrong with parenting?
I had a police officer say one of the advantages of real uniforms is that they could quickly determine if someone who was not a student was on campus.
Did you see the 60 minutes morely safer did several years ago concerning the loony left in a part of England where the LL controlled some local schools? They mandated that once in a while the boys had to wear the girls' uniform and vice versa!
Dang... I haven't talked with you in a year or so. I hope you are doing great!
I would say 99.8% of the time we say no. The trick is, never give in. I see so many parents giving in... Once you give in, they know they can break you and they wont stop. My kids know that I mean what I say and say what I mean. They ask, but when I say no, they almost always stop asking.Sure you should care. And be prepared to completely disregard it. Children want LOTS of things. Being a parent means telling them no 95% of the time