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(Daily Mail)   Father kicks hesitant 6-year-old son down half pipe in an effort to teach him how to drop in. At least he got the "drop" part down   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 97
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2014-04-27 08:09:29 PM  
He certainly understands the gravity of the situation

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2014-04-27 08:32:36 PM  
Ahole.
 
2014-04-27 08:45:40 PM  
That's quite a big ramp for a 6 year old. Why was he even allowed on it?
 
2014-04-27 09:14:03 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: That's quite a big ramp for a 6 year old. Why was he even allowed on it?


He wasn't on it. Well, at the bottom he was, but until then he was just kind of floating next to it.
 
2014-04-27 10:04:21 PM  
It was impressive how the MAil not only showed the same clip three times in a row, but the third time was shown in slo-mo so the kid's scream is now "Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!"
 
2014-04-27 10:06:19 PM  
Technically, he got the "in" part down, too.
 
2014-04-27 10:08:40 PM  
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2014-04-27 10:10:32 PM  
What's a "witchunt"?
Dad looks like a halfwit chunt.
 
2014-04-27 10:11:15 PM  
Oh, that kid's fine.
 
2014-04-27 10:13:46 PM  
Jocks ruined skating- details at 11.
 
2014-04-27 10:14:47 PM  
So that's what Eric Sparrow has been up to.
 
2014-04-27 10:22:29 PM  
Meh. It reminds me of how my dad taught me to swim. He just threw me off the pier. The hardest part was getting out of the gunny sack.
 
2014-04-27 10:23:55 PM  
Well if he did't raise a pussy snowflake the dude never would have had to feed his kid a faceful of tranny in the first place.
 
2014-04-27 10:27:46 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: That's quite a big ramp for a 6 year old. Why was he even allowed on it?


Dad built it because he decided he wants a son who skateboards. fark what the kid wants.
 
2014-04-27 10:28:18 PM  
Hopefully CPS was contacted.

(I'm sure CPS actually was contacted).
 
2014-04-27 10:28:42 PM  
If the little shiat wants to go on the halfpipe he shouldn't chicken out and waste dad's time at the top.
How could he just walk away like that?
What's he supposed to do, fall in himself? Dude is gonna go walk down the stairs to get the kid
 
2014-04-27 10:31:07 PM  
I thought it was going to be a questionable nudge... That was a full kick and the dad walked away not even looking.
 
2014-04-27 10:34:01 PM  
When I was a tyke I wanted to learn how to swim.  But I was afraid to learn how to swim.

Enter my father.  I had concerns, he listened to my concerns, picked me up and hurled me out to the center of the deep end along with my concerns.

I swam back.  Not a parental method I'd recommend, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't work at least this once.
 
2014-04-27 10:34:18 PM  
Sometimes a kid just needs a little push to get over his fears.

/family used to do shiat like this to me all the time
//Hope the kid's mom gave his dad hell for this anyways.
 
2014-04-27 10:35:05 PM  
Damn, Looks like life in Tony Hawk's family can be tough.
 
2014-04-27 10:36:38 PM  
Oh come on, subby. It's not like skaters have ever been the pinnacle of responsibility as a clique...
 
2014-04-27 10:36:47 PM  
so?
 
2014-04-27 10:37:41 PM  
Screw the little bastard. Kids need shaken up every once in a while.
 
2014-04-27 10:39:51 PM  

Cpl.D: When I was a tyke I wanted to learn how to swim.  But I was afraid to learn how to swim.

Enter my father.  I had concerns, he listened to my concerns, picked me up and hurled me out to the center of the deep end along with my concerns.

I swam back.  Not a parental method I'd recommend, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't work at least this once.


I know too many people who don't swim because of that method.  I'm sure you didn't get the technique right either.  Most people don't, I didn't know you are suppose to swim with your face in the water till I watched my kids take lessons.  My technique improved quickly after that.

This kind of parenting is doing Darwin's work.  The kid dies, 'oh well, he was weak.'
 
2014-04-27 10:40:13 PM  

Cpl.D: When I was a tyke I wanted to learn how to swim.  But I was afraid to learn how to swim.

Enter my father.  I had concerns, he listened to my concerns, picked me up and hurled me out to the center of the deep end along with my concerns.

I swam back.  Not a parental method I'd recommend, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't work at least this once.


When I was 6, i would "walk" around our in-ground pool using my hands along the edging of the pool.  When the time came to learn how to swim, my oldest brother grabbed my hands off the edge, and dropped me.  I sank like a rock to the bottom 10 feet down.  I hit the bottom, kicked off the floor, and hustled my way to the surface, paddling like I had done it my whole life.  Sometimes, thee is no other way to learn.  Still, thus guy could have taken a slightly more gentle approach.
 
2014-04-27 10:40:34 PM  
As a parent of a hesitant (cowardly) child, I understand the impulse to boot them, especially if it's something the kid begged to try and is now being cautious (a complete wuss) about.  However, you just have to remember that sometimes it takes kids a while to warm up to something new. That's why you take the skates or the wooden rocking horse away or don't go back to the playground for 6 - 8 months until the kid is really sure that this time they'll actually do whatever it is they said they wanted to do.  I'm totally not projecting.
 
2014-04-27 10:42:50 PM  
At least the kid's shoes stayed on.
 
2014-04-27 10:43:06 PM  

Cpl.D: When I was a tyke I wanted to learn how to swim.  But I was afraid to learn how to swim.

Enter my father.  I had concerns, he listened to my concerns, picked me up and hurled me out to the center of the deep end along with my concerns.

I swam back.  Not a parental method I'd recommend, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't work at least this once.


It's not like force is the only way to teach children. Patience is better, for those who have it.

And that's a pretty soft landing compared to this. The kid could have broken all kinds of things. Dad is 100% wrong, and a selfish asshole.
 
2014-04-27 10:43:51 PM  
next week ::SKYDIVING !!
 
2014-04-27 10:44:18 PM  
this is madness
 
2014-04-27 10:44:48 PM  
Pfft, when I was his age I was already taking part in wars against neighboring tribes.  Kids today are soft.
 
2014-04-27 10:47:43 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: I sank like a rock to the bottom 10 feet down.


What's with your buoyancy?
 
2014-04-27 10:49:01 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Dad built it


Oh, It's a skakepark. Didn't expect the Daily Mail to have more info than when i first saw the clip.
 
2014-04-27 10:50:05 PM  
My first skateboard was a blue plastic jobby with those clunky metal wheels with only about a 1/4" of the  hardest rubber ever created on them. We didn't wear helmets or padding of any kind in those days. Hit the smallest of pebbles and you went flying through the air into a full-on faceplant, skidding across the sidewalk and scraping all the skin off your body from your knees to your palms to your nose.

And we thought it was fun.
 
2014-04-27 10:58:50 PM  
WTP 2

next week ::SKYDIVING !!

Well now he's had some practice.
 
2014-04-27 10:59:36 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: My first skateboard was a blue plastic jobby with those clunky metal wheels with only about a 1/4" of the  hardest rubber ever created on them. We didn't wear helmets or padding of any kind in those days. Hit the smallest of pebbles and you went flying through the air into a full-on faceplant, skidding across the sidewalk and scraping all the skin off your body from your knees to your palms to your nose.

And we thought it was fun.


Self abuse is awesome and the very foundation of all exercise. Other people abusing you sucks, though.
 
2014-04-27 11:06:13 PM  

Gergesa: Dr Jack Badofsky: I sank like a rock to the bottom 10 feet down.

What's with your buoyancy?


Huh?  At six years old, you don't exactly know how to take a breath and hold it to help keep you afloat, and, as a thin kid, there was no fat to help keep me at the surface.  So, I sank like a rock.  Take any person that has a BMI less than 10%, drop them in a pool and don't paddle, and see what happens.  Straight to the bottom.
 
2014-04-27 11:07:52 PM  
nowaymanblue

Hopefully CPS was contacted.

(I'm sure CPS actually was contacted).


Because a full EMS response is appropriate in all situations.

Just one or two generations ago, a dad would do that to his kid and nothing would happen.  Or, maybe, another dad would go up to him and say something, and get knocked out.  But that would be the end of it.

No need for the big production.
 
2014-04-27 11:08:01 PM  

lack of warmth: Cpl.D: When I was a tyke I wanted to learn how to swim.  But I was afraid to learn how to swim.

Enter my father.  I had concerns, he listened to my concerns, picked me up and hurled me out to the center of the deep end along with my concerns.

I swam back.  Not a parental method I'd recommend, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't work at least this once.

I know too many people who don't swim because of that method.  I'm sure you didn't get the technique right either.  Most people don't, I didn't know you are suppose to swim with your face in the water till I watched my kids take lessons.  My technique improved quickly after that.

This kind of parenting is doing Darwin's work.  The kid dies, 'oh well, he was weak.'


It's how I learned to swim (except for discussing concerns and not starting out in the deep end).  I farking loved it.  I'd "swim" back so I could do it again.

Granted, that's not how I learned to swim with any kind of proper technique.  That would come later.

I know other people who learned to swim that way.  Actually I don't know of anyone that I know who can't swim.

I even know how to rescue people who are drowning.

/would not rescue Putin
 
2014-04-27 11:14:01 PM  

studebaker hoch: nowaymanblue

Hopefully CPS was contacted.

(I'm sure CPS actually was contacted).

Because a full EMS response is appropriate in all situations.

Just one or two generations ago, a dad would do that to his kid and nothing would happen.  Or, maybe, another dad would go up to him and say something, and get knocked out.  But that would be the end of it.

No need for the big production.


Not too long ago, slavery was acceptable and Hitler killed Jews.
 
2014-04-27 11:16:47 PM  
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2014-04-27 11:20:22 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Take any person that has a BMI less than 10%, drop them in a pool and don't paddle, and see what happens.


Well I'm not sure if people will let me do that with their children.  Does anyone have an unwanted kid that I can test this on?
 
2014-04-27 11:21:45 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Meh. It reminds me of how my dad taught me to swim. He just threw me off the pier. The hardest part was getting out of the gunny sack.


Really? I had a bigger problem with the handcuffs.
 
2014-04-27 11:23:29 PM  
Cpl.D: When I was a tyke I wanted to learn how to swim.  But I was afraid to learn how to swim.

Enter my father.  I had concerns, he listened to my concerns, picked me up and hurled me out to the center of the deep end along with my concerns.

I swam back.  Not a parental method I'd recommend, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't work at least this once.


What makes you so sure he was trying to teach you to swim?
 
2014-04-27 11:27:18 PM  

Gergesa: Dr Jack Badofsky: Take any person that has a BMI less than 10%, drop them in a pool and don't paddle, and see what happens.

Well I'm not sure if people will let me do that with their children.  Does anyone have an unwanted kid that I can test this on?


I've watched a fat man hold his breath at the bottom of a pool, motionless, and I was taught how to float without paddling by a thin man.  So, I'm not buying it.  One of the fattest men I know, told me he has never swam because no matter what happens, he sinks.
 
2014-04-27 11:27:51 PM  

soseussme: What makes you so sure he was trying to teach you to swim?


magnificent.
 
hej
2014-04-27 11:28:02 PM  
He can't be that bad of a father if the kid was wearing full safety gear like that.
 
2014-04-27 11:30:48 PM  
Just for everyone's reference there are better ways to learn how to swim, like in the shallow end which some (all) pools seem to be installed with. I know this is about a gnarly abusive skate dad but if I see one more story that romanticizes drunk daddies trying to drown their kids I'm gonna hurl.
 
2014-04-27 11:31:10 PM  

Gergesa: Dr Jack Badofsky: Take any person that has a BMI less than 10%, drop them in a pool and don't paddle, and see what happens.

Well I'm not sure if people will let me do that with their children.  Does anyone have an unwanted kid that I can test this on?


Back in the 1980's, I took a motocross racing school with Gary Bailey.  At the time, he mentioned a story about a group of then-pros who were taking part on some sort of fitness test study.  One of the riders had a BMI OF 4%.  They did exactly as I described, and he sank to the bottom, like I did.  Muscle is dense material, much unlike fat, which is buoyant.  Not saying it's the best, or an acceptable method, but when sink-or-swim measures come into play, in a backyard pool, that is exactly how I reacted, and swam.  Simple, really.  It was a lesson learned in a few seconds, and taught me I was foolish being afraid of the Deep End.  Regardless, I was surrounded by several capable people who could have pulled me out had things not gone as planned.  I don't regret it one bit.  Ya gotta learn somehow.  Sorry your students and their parents are pussies.
 
2014-04-27 11:36:03 PM  

nijika: Just for everyone's reference there are better ways to learn how to swim, like in the shallow end which some (all) pools seem to be installed with. I know this is about a gnarly abusive skate dad but if I see one more story that romanticizes drunk daddies trying to drown their kids I'm gonna hurl.


In my defense, that was one of my drunk dad's favorite jokes.

/I was a swim instructor for several years.
//taught more kids to swim than I drowned.
///at least I think so...
////you ever played a little game called "a thousand bubbles"?
 
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