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2012-08-08 07:59:34 AM  
I support spankings, public or otherwise.
 
2012-08-08 08:03:09 AM  
Follow-up study concludes that two in four kids don't grow up to be idiot assholes and you didn't bring enough popcorn for this thread.
 
2012-08-08 08:03:42 AM  
Spanking doesn't work, but please -- don't let a little thing like reality interrupt the coming fauxstalgia wank.
 
2012-08-08 08:03:55 AM  
 
2012-08-08 08:05:07 AM  
beat that ass!
 
2012-08-08 08:05:42 AM  
One out of 4 parents spank their kids in public, but when I spank kids I get called a 'pedophile' and parents chase me off with a shotgun

/not really
 
2012-08-08 08:06:14 AM  
I find that spanking parents works well.
 
2012-08-08 08:07:40 AM  
images.wikia.com

he spanked YOU??? YOU???? BART SIMPSON????
 
2012-08-08 08:08:07 AM  
i56.tinypic.com

/spanking is a tool to be used in parenting
//just make sure it's not your only one or it won't work
 
2012-08-08 08:11:43 AM  
If you have to spank your child frequently, you're doing it wrong. If you do it right, the mere threat should be enough to let them know that you are serious. The trick is to a) be consistent and b) don't over-use it.

Once they're old enough to reason with (9 or 10), spanking is unnecessary - there are other punishments are MUCH worse. Writing lines is a personal favorite - only had to use that once on my stepdaughter, it was extremely effective.
 
2012-08-08 08:12:07 AM  
FTA: After recording everything they saw and analyzing the date, the researchers determined that 23 percent of the youngsters received "negative touch" - including arm pulling, pinching, slapping and spanking - as discipline in public places such as restaurants or parks.

So this means every parent who's pulled their toddler out of the toy aisle at target is a public spanker?
 
2012-08-08 08:12:32 AM  

James F. Campbell: Spanking doesn't work, but please -- don't let a little thing like reality interrupt the coming fauxstalgia wank.


The man cited an article. Must be right. Let's move along, the wank has ended.
 
2012-08-08 08:15:42 AM  

The_Time_Master: Relevant


Ohh please let this turn into an LOA thread!
 
2012-08-08 08:18:04 AM  
I've wanted to spank a lot of other parents kids in public.
 
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2012-08-08 08:19:00 AM  
So in other words, kids that behave don't need to be spanked as much. Awesome research!
 
2012-08-08 08:19:16 AM  

mpowelljr: I've wanted to spank a lot of other parents kids in public.


That's what I always say. I don't hate kids, I hate your kids.
 
2012-08-08 08:19:38 AM  

James F. Campbell: Spanking doesn't work, but please -- don't let a little thing like reality interrupt the coming fauxstalgia wank.


From your link.
"Want your kid to stop whatever dangerous/annoying/forbidden behavior he's doing right now? Spanking will probably work - for now."

It sounds like in public spanking is the best thing to do.

/Haven't needed to in public. It's in private the little one turns into a monster, and spanking doesn't work as a long term behavior correction. however ladder charts, reward systems etc... don't work for everyone either.
 
2012-08-08 08:19:48 AM  

Kiwimann: FTA: After recording everything they saw and analyzing the date, the researchers determined that 23 percent of the youngsters received "negative touch" - including arm pulling, pinching, slapping and spanking - as discipline in public places such as restaurants or parks.

So this means every parent who's pulled their toddler out of the toy aisle at target is a public spanker?


Damn, we're terrible parents! Mine had to be dragged by the arm everywhere until you could find some duct tape. Then we could bind them up and put them in the buggy.

I think the best thing we ever did was let go of the whole "shopping has to be done as a family" concept. One of us would go shopping, the other would keep the kids. Occasionally we'd all go, but it was seldom.

Now we have to sneak out to go somewhere because if they hear the word shopping, they tackle us.
 
2012-08-08 08:21:37 AM  
I called my mother a "puta" when I was around 5 years old, in a bank, max volume. She finished her business, walked me to the car, and slapped the shiat out of me. Never cursed at my mother again.

Spankings worked on me!
 
2012-08-08 08:22:52 AM  

James F. Campbell: Spanking doesn't work, but please -- don't let a little thing like reality interrupt the coming fauxstalgia wank.


"Violence, the supreme authority from which all other authority derives."

Awesome movie and undeniable fact.
 
2012-08-08 08:24:18 AM  
Whenever I see parents spank their kid or slap their hand in public, its never a controlled, behaviorist punishment that attempts to decrease the frequency of that behavior. Its always the parent losing his/her shiat and striking out, more like a temper tantrum.
 
2012-08-08 08:25:18 AM  
Actually, as the nationwide experiment had clearly demonstrated, tasering is the preferable method for both gaining control, as well as administering a quick jolt of discipline.
 
2012-08-08 08:25:53 AM  

Meethos: I called my mother a "puta" when I was around 5 years old, in a bank, max volume. She finished her business, walked me to the car, and slapped the shiat out of me. Never cursed at my mother again.

Spankings worked on me!


that's like calling your mother farkin awesome. and she knows she's not awesome so she smacked you to prove a point.
 
2012-08-08 08:25:57 AM  

Violet Son: Whenever I see parents spank their kid or slap their hand in public, its never a controlled, behaviorist punishment that attempts to decrease the frequency of that behavior. Its always the parent losing his/her shiat and striking out, more like a temper tantrum.


Slimy, yet satisfying...
 
2012-08-08 08:26:02 AM  
Rodney Carrington approves.

// *ding!* WHIP YER KID!
 
2012-08-08 08:26:29 AM  
Ah yes, spanking, when you're too stupid to use words.

/parents who spank are lazy
 
2012-08-08 08:27:54 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: Ah yes, spanking, when you're too stupid to use words.


How exactly do you reason with a 2-year-old who wants to stick his hand in the stove?
 
2012-08-08 08:28:14 AM  
Spanking should never be the first resort... But it must be an option... That whole "it causes trauma and makes kids resent their parents" (there was a study recently released from the Universtiy of Manitoba that pandered to the spanking is abuse crowd) is a load. Look at Italians... Their mothers use wooden spoons and yet Italians LOVE their mothers. And their are other cultures where parents use some force when disciplining kids and their kids still love them and later understand that they were behaving like twats and needed it. Remember, I said last resort... If its your immediate response to hit/spank you kid/s then you have issues.
But unfortunately this is where we are in North America... Apparently it's better to have your child's acceptance and there is this move to neuter parents. Spanking worked in the past and if used properly it still works today.

I was spanked once as a child and I never did whatever it was again and I love my mother and am not a psycho... But what scared me is when she made me wear grey chords and a red turtleneck to go out with my uncle and cousin. Goddamn 70's.
 
2012-08-08 08:31:11 AM  

ParanoidAgnostic: Mrs.Sharpier: Ah yes, spanking, when you're too stupid to use words.

How exactly do you reason with a 2-year-old who wants to stick his hand in the stove?


Pick them up and move them away from the stove. Tell them that "IT'S HOT"

You seriously would farking hit a toddler? Tie your tubes.
 
2012-08-08 08:33:15 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: ParanoidAgnostic: Mrs.Sharpier: Ah yes, spanking, when you're too stupid to use words.

How exactly do you reason with a 2-year-old who wants to stick his hand in the stove?

Pick them up and move them away from the stove. Tell them that "IT'S HOT"

You seriously would farking hit a toddler? Tie your tubes.


You're adorable
 
2012-08-08 08:34:03 AM  

HAMMERTOE: Actually, as the nationwide experiment had clearly demonstrated, tasering is the preferable method for both gaining control, as well as administering a quick jolt of discipline.


those on a budget can simply modify a used anti-bark dog collar from a garage sale. keeps kids quiet & happy for under $10, win-win.
 
2012-08-08 08:34:22 AM  
I almost never see that sort of thing anymore, and I live in Georgia. BS.
 
2012-08-08 08:35:47 AM  
From my experience, subby is confused. I NEVER see parents spanking kids at Wal-Mart. I see/hear a lot of kids that NEED to be spanked at Wal-Mart, but only hear parents yelling at the kid to behave/be quiet.

/I hate screaming. They all seem to admit some added frequency that causes an immediate headache. Maybe there is another good reason I don't have any kids.
 
2012-08-08 08:36:38 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: Ah yes, spanking, when you're too stupid to use words.

/parents who spank are lazy


Words only work when the child gets old enough to understand the reasoning and has the self-control to make that understanding meaningful. But when kids are very young they're pretty much nothing but pure id and words don't mean squat to them besides a way to realize their impulses. A few swats on the tush they will understand even when young though as you're putting instinct to work.

Spanking a 14 year old.... yeah, you could argue that is lazy. Spanking a 3 year old when they need it is simply smart.
 
2012-08-08 08:39:45 AM  
Remember when the nuns would spank us. Here come the nightmares again.
 
2012-08-08 08:42:45 AM  
Why do most of the pro-hitting people think it's okay to spank a child, but not punch, kick, slap, bite, hair-pull...?

If the ultimate impact is the same and no long-term injury is caused, why is there any difference in the method.

If you are okay with spanking your child, you have to be okay with punching him in the head, kicking him in the stomach or slapping him across the face with a relatively equal force because ultimately there is no functional difference between any of these things if they're done equivalently.

So, why aren't you?
 
2012-08-08 08:45:32 AM  

mongbiohazard: Mrs.Sharpier: Ah yes, spanking, when you're too stupid to use words.

/parents who spank are lazy

Words only work when the child gets old enough to understand the reasoning and has the self-control to make that understanding meaningful. But when kids are very young they're pretty much nothing but pure id and words don't mean squat to them besides a way to realize their impulses. A few swats on the tush they will understand even when young though as you're putting instinct to work.

Spanking a 14 year old.... yeah, you could argue that is lazy. Spanking a 3 year old when they need it is simply smart. lazy


Loud voices can be just as jarring without implementing early fears of force. Google scholarly articles on corporal punishment. It doesn't "work".
 
2012-08-08 08:45:50 AM  

Wolf_Cub: From my experience, subby is confused. I NEVER see parents spanking kids at Wal-Mart.


This. Wal-Mart is full of parents who need to spank their kids but don't. Instead, what passes for parenting in Wal-Mart is the steady monotone drone, "Eric stop hitting your sister, put that down Eric, Eric I said no, you can't have that Eric, get it out of the cart Eric, Eric come here, Eric be quiet, stop that Eric, I told you not to do that Eric don't bother the lady Eric pick that up Eric no Eric quit it Eric stopdoingthatEricEricbehaveI'mnottellingyouagainEricwhathaveItoldyouab outthatEricstopitEricstopitEricstopitEricstopitEricstopitEricstopitEri cstopitEric..."

If this is you, then you have failed as a parent and as a human being. Beat the shiat out of Eric, it's the only way he'll learn.
 
2012-08-08 08:46:48 AM  

clyph: If you have to spank your child frequently, you're doing it wrong. If you do it right, the mere threat should be enough to let them know that you are serious. The trick is to a) be consistent and b) don't over-use it.

Once they're old enough to reason with (9 or 10), spanking is unnecessary - there are other punishments are MUCH worse. Writing lines is a personal favorite - only had to use that once on my stepdaughter, it was extremely effective.


The purpose of spanking is to introduce violence. People become tolerant of quite a lot; however threats are frightening. Being able to control the threats to your safety and well-being is highly desirable.

I've seen parents insist that they just have to send kids to their room. You know what happens? The kid sits in the room staring at a wall like "fark you mom you can't keep me here forever biatch." Bored, annoyed, but mom is dumb. Low risk.

You know what happens when you hit kids? THEY SCREAM. They want it to STOP. IMMEDIATELY. When you threaten to beat the child later, the child turns white--even if he's Jamaican. White. Like milk. Nobody wants that shiat, they got well enough the first time.

Small children haven't learned that a little beating sometimes comes from people you piss off. They don't realize their friends and parents won't kill them. All they know is someone is hurting them and there's no one to protect them, which is terrifying. This quite effectively teaches a child diplomacy: don't piss off the people you need to protect you and they won't beat the shiat out of you.
 
2012-08-08 08:47:36 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Why do most of the pro-hitting people think it's okay to spank a child, but not punch, kick, slap, bite, hair-pull...?

If the ultimate impact is the same and no long-term injury is caused, why is there any difference in the method.

If you are okay with spanking your child, you have to be okay with punching him in the head, kicking him in the stomach or slapping him across the face with a relatively equal force because ultimately there is no functional difference between any of these things if they're done equivalently.

So, why aren't you?


I was an idiot once too.

Spanking is not about hurting, it is about being unpleasant and putting the kid in their place. All animals do it. We did it until a couple decades ago and kids are getting worse each year since we stopped.

If we started spanking and a slap now and then, kids would not be morons and vote for Obama when they get less childlike.
 
2012-08-08 08:48:12 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: ParanoidAgnostic: Mrs.Sharpier: Ah yes, spanking, when you're too stupid to use words.

How exactly do you reason with a 2-year-old who wants to stick his hand in the stove?

Pick them up and move them away from the stove. Tell them that "IT'S HOT"

You seriously would farking hit a toddler? Tie your tubes.


The first time, if they are old enough to understand the words, this is a good plan.

If they don't listen then I find a good flick of the middle finger and thumb on the back of their hand accompanied by a firm "NO" does the trick at that point.

/better your palm sting for a minute then your hand hurt for a week
 
2012-08-08 08:49:15 AM  

mongbiohazard: Spanking a 3 year old when they need it is simply smart.


You think a three year old really understands what's going on if you spank them? Really? Like, you stated that they don't have the ability to reason, but that they can contemplate that you hurt them because they were doing something wrong and they shouldn't continue doing that or you will hurt them again? Also, that they have the self control to stop? Doesn't that invalidate every reason you said that you shouldn't talk to them?

If it's only to startle them and to get their attention, saying "Hey!" in a loud and forceful voice is just as effective. Seriously, has anyone ever seen a kid throwing a shiat fit in public, their parent spanked them, and the kid stopped? Has anyone ever actually seen a situation where spanking a kid made things better and not worse?

If you're at the point where you're so frustrated you need to spank your kid, you've already lost.
 
2012-08-08 08:51:11 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: If you are okay with spanking your child, you have to be okay with punching him in the head, kicking him in the stomach or slapping him across the face with a relatively equal force because ultimately there is no functional difference between any of these things if they're done equivalently.


That is the equivalent to saying that drinking out of a glass is the same as drinking out of the toilet because they both hold water. Dictionaries must really bother you.
 
2012-08-08 08:51:29 AM  

ParanoidAgnostic: Mrs.Sharpier: Ah yes, spanking, when you're too stupid to use words.

How exactly do you reason with a 2-year-old who wants to stick his hand in the stove?


Heh. A quick slap of the hand discourages that behavior for kids that aren't necessarily old enough that words will work, or work fast enough.
 
2012-08-08 08:52:15 AM  

Thunderpipes: Vegan Meat Popsicle: Why do most of the pro-hitting people think it's okay to spank a child, but not punch, kick, slap, bite, hair-pull...?

If the ultimate impact is the same and no long-term injury is caused, why is there any difference in the method.

If you are okay with spanking your child, you have to be okay with punching him in the head, kicking him in the stomach or slapping him across the face with a relatively equal force because ultimately there is no functional difference between any of these things if they're done equivalently.

So, why aren't you?

I was an idiot once too.

Spanking is not about hurting, it is about being unpleasant and putting the kid in their place. All animals do it. We did it until a couple decades ago and kids are getting worse each year since we stopped.

If we started spanking and a slap now and then, kids would not be morons and vote for Obama when they get less childlike.


I love the "animals in the wild do it too" argument.

They also eat their young, fling their poo and smear feces all over the place.
 
2012-08-08 08:53:56 AM  
Public spanking parents are honest and forthright parents. It is what happens only in private which people hold to be shameful.
I spanked my kids when they were little, when they defied me or deliberately disobeyed instruction given for their safety. Haven't had to do it since they were smallish, but it has remained on the table as a possibility. Most of the time, words work, but it helps when your teenager is defying you openly to remind him that while you value his opinion, his opinion is taken as the opinion of one with feelings but not wisdom, and he will be unlikely to sway your opinion with it, and if he raises a fist in anger, you'll throw him an extremely loving beating for it.

Calms them right the hell down.

Children are not people, they're potential people. People are cooperative social creatures. Some humans are simply not people, and should not be treated as if they were. It's a parent's job to make sure they raise people or kill their own children before they harm others. And eat them.
 
2012-08-08 08:54:05 AM  
When I was a kid corporal punishment was a four star general.
 
2012-08-08 08:54:25 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Why do most of the pro-hitting people think it's okay to spank a child, but not punch, kick, slap, bite, hair-pull...?

If the ultimate impact is the same and no long-term injury is caused, why is there any difference in the method.

If you are okay with spanking your child, you have to be okay with punching him in the head, kicking him in the stomach or slapping him across the face with a relatively equal force because ultimately there is no functional difference between any of these things if they're done equivalently.

So, why aren't you?


You're that simple and unable to see the difference that you need it explained to you?
 
2012-08-08 08:54:33 AM  

James F. Campbell: Spanking doesn't work, but please -- don't let a little thing like reality interrupt the coming fauxstalgia wank.


I have yet to come across a study on spankings which convinced me they separated out all the people who lose their cool and slap their kid (i.e. abuse) from "Do you understand why you're in trouble, Jimmy?" old school spankings. I remember my dad used to leave the room for what felt like ages before spanking the offender. He may have been irritated with the kid, but he was never lashing out in anger.
 
2012-08-08 08:54:38 AM  

The Homer Tax: mongbiohazard: Spanking a 3 year old when they need it is simply smart.

You think a three year old really understands what's going on if you spank them? Really? Like, you stated that they don't have the ability to reason, but that they can contemplate that you hurt them because they were doing something wrong and they shouldn't continue doing that or you will hurt them again? Also, that they have the self control to stop? Doesn't that invalidate every reason you said that you shouldn't talk to them?

If it's only to startle them and to get their attention, saying "Hey!" in a loud and forceful voice is just as effective. Seriously, has anyone ever seen a kid throwing a shiat fit in public, their parent spanked them, and the kid stopped? Has anyone ever actually seen a situation where spanking a kid made things better and not worse?

If you're at the point where you're so frustrated you need to spank your kid, you've already lost.


You are why America fails.
 
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