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Unseen replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"I never did anything most people would call spanking, which is usually a hard smack on a bare or nearly bare bottom. I did swats which didn't hurt all that much but got my child to pay attention to me. There is nothing unnatural about that sort…"
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Scott Graves replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"Incapable yes, but we try to teach them the right way.  I think there is no Mark I standard model human and trust me I was in the delivery room when my son popped out and I didn't see a manual come out with him.   Not every kid is the…"
yesterday
Unseen replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"When they are incapable of handling their affairs, we CAN take their driving privilege away. Kids are born incapable of handing their affairs."
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Scott Graves replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"I think we should be beating the hell out of old people who cant drive anymore.  Might just get them to stay off the road."
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Unseen replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"No approach works 100% of the time, not even the "there's always a better way (than corporal punishment)" approach because, I hate to say, you have the occasional "bad seed." Some kids seem to be born psychopathic or even…"
Thursday
Logicallunatic replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"I don't know. I'm just saying i my experience I have seen kids get away with hitting their parents - the sit down and talk about it approach doesn't seem to work. Maybe a slap on the bottom would work for the more violent children."
Thursday
Christopher Hollis replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"I absolutely agree. Withdrawal of affection is a terrible thing to use as a motivator with a child. There is not a child psychologist in the world that would tell you otherwise."
Wednesday
Unseen replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"I would never teach a child that it's never right to hit or never right to engage in violence. Sometimes these become necessary behaviors. Sometimes they are merely convenient. For example, my child might want to set himself up with a useful…"
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"Strawman.  I didn't say never hit.  I didn't say all hitting is equal.  I'm simply saying that the punishment should be appropriate to the behavior, and hitting the child to teach them not to hit is…"
Wednesday
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"Yes, it depends upon their age. I think we should also hit very old people too. Just to get their attention that is. Sometimes they may not be paying attention at the road crossing so a gentle slap on the backside might help to save their lives. As…"
Wednesday
Unseen replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"It depends upon their age. Very young kids can, I think, benefit from an attention-getting pop on the bottom, not intended to cause maximum pain but just to get their attention and let them know that at any moment a bigger person can intervene. Once…"
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"Do you think hitting the child is the best way to teach them not to hit?"
Wednesday
Logicallunatic replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"Soft parents let their kids get away with all kinds of trouble these days. If it's not nipped in the bud at a young age then kids will grow up thinking they can get away with anything. They need to be taught to respect their fellow human at a…"
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"I'd still call it a positive punishment since you were adding a physical indicator of father's disapproval, as opposed to a simple painful aversive stimulus. I would not recommend the style of punishment Virgil described from his parents.…"
Wednesday
Unseen replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"As soon as my daughter had reasoning ability and a sense of fair play, corporal punishment stopped. Before then, corporal punishment was generally 1 to 3 swats on the bottom. Hardly enough to hurt and done not to express my anger but to gain her…"
Wednesday
Christopher Hollis replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"As a father of 2, I will be happy to weigh in. Personally I used a little corporal punishment when they were small. However, not before they were old enough to fully communicate and understand what you were telling them. I would tell them exactly…"
Wednesday

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At 11:48am on March 22, 2009, KB said…
so whats good here? im pretty new.
At 4:53am on March 20, 2009, KB said…
cory?
At 3:08am on March 20, 2009, MightyMateo said…
Didnt recognize you, you look asian in that pic. Probably purposefully so. That's weird, try sticking a little piece of tape on the tab to hold it on or something.
 
 
 

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