Mr. Fuzzypaws: That's quite a big ramp for a 6 year old. Why was he even allowed on it?
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.
Dr Jack Badofsky: I sank like a rock to the bottom 10 feet down.
J. Frank Parnell: Dad built it
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.
Gergesa: Dr Jack Badofsky: I sank like a rock to the bottom 10 feet down.What's with your buoyancy?
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.'
studebaker hoch: nowaymanblueHopefully 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.
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.
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.
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?
soseussme: What makes you so sure he was trying to teach you to swim?
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.
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