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2013-07-25 03:07:28 PM
If you outlaw spanking, you're going to end up with a nation full of criminals.
 
2013-07-25 03:12:09 PM
I'm glad I live in a country where I can smack my little bastard as much as I feel is needed.
 
2013-07-25 03:15:46 PM
I was only hit a couple of times by my dad, both of which when I think about today, I deserved, and they served to warn me not to behave that foolishly again. I think sparing the rod does spoil the child. Problem is most people now think I advocate beating children bloody and half to death with a baseball bat because I used that analogy, because people don't always look at nuanced greys, rather only the black and white extremes of beating a child.
 
2013-07-25 03:21:50 PM
Smacking kids around?

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2013-07-25 03:26:43 PM

Slaxl: I was only hit a couple of times by my dad, both of which when I think about today, I deserved, and they served to warn me not to behave that foolishly again. I think sparing the rod does spoil the child. Problem is most people now think I advocate beating children bloody and half to death with a baseball bat because I used that analogy, because people don't always look at nuanced greys, rather only the black and white extremes of beating a child.


I agree.  I can only remember being spanked a couple times as a kid, and to my recollection they were both justified, but the thing is that once it's happened once, you respect 'the look' from your parents much more quickly, because you know the end result if you continue to act up.  You really just need to follow through on it a couple times and then the implication that it could happen again becomes an effective deterrent.
 
2013-07-25 03:28:46 PM
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2013-07-25 03:30:15 PM
I have two kids.

I have to teach them that hitting each other is wrong and they shouldn't do it.

If I hit them, how the f*ck does that lesson ever stick?
 
2013-07-25 03:33:02 PM

Rev.K: I have two kids.

I have to teach them that hitting each other is wrong and they shouldn't do it.

If I hit them, how the f*ck does that lesson ever stick?


I think it's a good lesson in "Because I said so." The rules don't apply to everybody equally, and that's a lesson they should probably learn early.
 
2013-07-25 03:34:28 PM
My parents never hit or spanked me or my older brothers, although I did spend a considerable amount of time standing in the corner, facing the wall and thinking about what I had done.
 
2013-07-25 03:37:08 PM
Open or closed fists?
 
2013-07-25 03:37:24 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I think it's a good lesson in "Because I said so." The rules don't apply to everybody equally, and that's a lesson they should probably learn early.


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2013-07-25 03:49:00 PM
I was given corporal punishment by my Dad (the dreaded wooden spoon)...but I always knew it was for my own good. I learned to fear the spoon, but never my Dad.

Discipline your kids as you see fit, but "smacking a kid around" doesn't teach them anything.
 
2013-07-25 03:58:08 PM

Rev.K: ecmoRandomNumbers: I think it's a good lesson in "Because I said so." The rules don't apply to everybody equally, and that's a lesson they should probably learn early.

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Kids need to learn a respect for authority.  A rule that an authority figure can use corporal punishment that they themselves can not is not out of line.
 
2013-07-25 04:09:55 PM
Well this is going take alot of fun out my drinking.
 
2013-07-25 04:10:23 PM
It's more of a hobby, really.
 
2013-07-25 04:11:22 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Rev.K: ecmoRandomNumbers: I think it's a good lesson in "Because I said so." The rules don't apply to everybody equally, and that's a lesson they should probably learn early.

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Kids need to learn a respect for authority.  A rule that an authority figure can use corporal punishment that they themselves can not is not out of line.


More likely they'll learn fear of authority - not respect.
 
2013-07-25 04:12:30 PM
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2013-07-25 04:24:19 PM

Rev.K: I have two kids.

I have to teach them that hitting each other is wrong and they shouldn't do it.

If I hit them, how the f*ck does that lesson ever stick?


You have to sneak up on them and hit them so they don't know that you did it.
 
2013-07-25 04:24:25 PM
That habit you have of smacking your kids around balls may soon be outlawed .
 
2013-07-25 04:24:53 PM
Spanking is not a solution to every problem with children, but it should be a solution available to use for the few problems it does correct.
 
2013-07-25 04:25:14 PM
You can take my smack when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.
 
2013-07-25 04:25:56 PM

Rev.K: I have two kids.

I have to teach them that hitting each other is wrong and they shouldn't do it.

If I hit them, how the f*ck does that lesson ever stick?


How'd it stick with you?
 
2013-07-25 04:27:14 PM

miss diminutive: My parents never hit or spanked me or my older brothers, although I did spend a considerable amount of time standing in the corner, facing the wall and thinking about what I had done.


That can sometimes be just as bad.  Worse even.
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2013-07-25 04:27:40 PM
As soon as th

phlegmmo: TuteTibiImperes: Rev.K: ecmoRandomNumbers: I think it's a good lesson in "Because I said so." The rules don't apply to everybody equally, and that's a lesson they should probably learn early.

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Kids need to learn a respect for authority.  A rule that an authority figure can use corporal punishment that they themselves can not is not out of line.

More likely they'll learn fear of authority - not respect.


Oh look, it's that guy who thinks little kids think like grown-ups.
 
2013-07-25 04:28:04 PM
This...
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This worked for me.

/Dad put me through a closet door once.  I earned that one
 
2013-07-25 04:28:05 PM
I can quit anytime I want.
 
2013-07-25 04:29:14 PM
My mom once told me, one of her happiest days was when she signed the OK, for the school I was in to, and I'm paraphrasing here, "beat the living shiat out of me with a wooden paddle (with holes drilled to cut down the wind resistance) as needed"

Served me well.
 
2013-07-25 04:30:34 PM
as long as it's still okay for wives...
 
2013-07-25 04:30:50 PM
I've smacked all three of the kids up along their head out in public plenty of times.  Spanking a 14 year old stepdaughter isn't an option but a quickraff up alongside the head for mouthing off works wonders.
 
2013-07-25 04:31:09 PM
I got physically punished when I was a kid when I acted dumb, and if I didn't it just meant I got away with it.  I always wondered about what parents do to their kids like, um say, when they're playing with the oven?  Now now sweetie, please don't touch that, you could start a fire and kill us all.  Yeah, that'll sink in.
 
2013-07-25 04:31:33 PM

FloydA: miss diminutive: My parents never hit or spanked me or my older brothers, although I did spend a considerable amount of time standing in the corner, facing the wall and thinking about what I had done.

That can sometimes be just as bad.  Worse even.
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I'll admit it.  I didn't mind that movie but this part still gets me.

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2013-07-25 04:32:09 PM
My dad wrote the best seller,  How to Shape your Child's Character through Fear and Intimidation.
 
2013-07-25 04:32:20 PM

Rev.K: I have two kids.

I have to teach them that hitting each other is wrong and they shouldn't do it.

If I hit them, how the f*ck does that lesson ever stick?


If it doesn't stick youre not hitting them hard enough.
 
2013-07-25 04:33:31 PM

phlegmmo: More likely they'll learn fear of authority - not respect


And well they should fear authority. Authority looks after its own ends, not theirs or yours. Parents love their children and most often use their authority for the child's betterment. No authority they meet after that have anything in mind but their own power and controlling the assets they use to maintain and increase the power they hold.
 
2013-07-25 04:34:14 PM
My youngest son is playing college football this fall, my days of roughing them up are over.
 
2013-07-25 04:34:22 PM

phlegmmo: TuteTibiImperes: Rev.K: ecmoRandomNumbers: I think it's a good lesson in "Because I said so." The rules don't apply to everybody equally, and that's a lesson they should probably learn early.

*notsureifserious.jpg*

Kids need to learn a respect for authority.  A rule that an authority figure can use corporal punishment that they themselves can not is not out of line.

More likely they'll learn fear of authority - not respect.


Or they learn that the authority dealing out the punishment is wrong and end up hating all authorities. There's a huge difference in spanking and beatings which I know from personal experience.
 
2013-07-25 04:34:25 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: As soon as thphlegmmo: TuteTibiImperes: Rev.K: ecmoRandomNumbers: I think it's a good lesson in "Because I said so." The rules don't apply to everybody equally, and that's a lesson they should probably learn early.

*notsureifserious.jpg*

Kids need to learn a respect for authority.  A rule that an authority figure can use corporal punishment that they themselves can not is not out of line.

More likely they'll learn fear of authority - not respect.

Oh look, it's that guy who thinks little kids think like grown-ups.


Oh, look, it's the guy that thinks kids understand the concept of respect better than the concept of fear.
 
2013-07-25 04:34:51 PM
Aggravated felony assault and battery, masquerading under the guise of "parenting," will not render good results.....and, actually, such assault and battery will place a burden, on the victim of such batteries, a life-long burden of overcoming fear of false authority and fear of, and problematic reaction to, nominal situational authority that is exerted by little god-king-wanna-bes
 
2013-07-25 04:36:36 PM
In the age of iPads, cheap computers in every room, Netflix, etc, confiscating electronics stings more than any spanking.

/The absence of pleasure is pain
 
2013-07-25 04:36:44 PM

Wholesaler: a wooden paddle (with holes drilled to cut down the wind resistance)


Ah yes, the infamous "board of education".
 
2013-07-25 04:37:31 PM

Rev.K: I have two kids.

I have to teach them that hitting each other is wrong and they shouldn't do it.

If I hit them, how the f*ck does that lesson ever stick?


"You cant because you're you.  I can because I'm me.  Understand?"   Kidd "....."        *SMACK!!*   "got it?"     *sniff*   "uh-huh"   "good"
 
2013-07-25 04:38:01 PM

Wholesaler: My mom once told me, one of her happiest days was when she signed the OK, for the school I was in to, and I'm paraphrasing here, "beat the living shiat out of me with a wooden paddle (with holes drilled to cut down the wind resistance) as needed"

Served me well.


This!
 
2013-07-25 04:39:32 PM
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But the booting of children has been an Aussie tradition for generation.
 
2013-07-25 04:40:00 PM

miss diminutive: My parents never hit or spanked me or my older brothers, although I did spend a considerable amount of time standing in the corner, facing the wall and thinking about what I had done.


Me too.
That's why I designed a house with doorways in each corner...
 
2013-07-25 04:41:24 PM
Are they going to make it legal to water board them then?
 
2013-07-25 04:42:05 PM

FloydA: miss diminutive: My parents never hit or spanked me or my older brothers, although I did spend a considerable amount of time standing in the corner, facing the wall and thinking about what I had done.

That can sometimes be just as bad.  Worse even.
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Strange. I barely recognize that scene without my fingers blocking out 90% of the screen...
 
2013-07-25 04:43:36 PM
Giving a kid a little blip up side the head or a swat across the ass is sometimes necessary to "get their attention" and there is nothing wrong that.....

/Dad never hit me, just gave me "the look"
//Mom did drill me with a straight right jab once, right on the chin.....when I was about 13 and thought I was a badass.  Mom didn't fark around.
 
2013-07-25 04:44:34 PM
When I got spanked I did deserve it and looking back on it I'm glad they did. I could have turned out like one of my cousins in jail for god knows how many offenses. My mom kept a special wooden spoon in her purse, dad sawed a few inches off the handle so it would fit better. If we were out in public and mom started to reach for it and it came out of her purse before we settled down that spoon was getting used. So pretty much we were little angels.
 
2013-07-25 04:45:07 PM
The problem is that spanking is supposed to be punishment, not punctuation.

If every sentence you speak to your kids ends with you whacking them, you lose the punitive effects.

Spanking should be a nuclear deterrent, you might have to do it once, but after that the threat alone should get the message across.
 
2013-07-25 04:46:19 PM

Millennium: How'd it stick with you?


My parents didn't hit me.
 
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