Krieghund: If only there was some kind of medication that could help with that...
The My Little Pony Killer: Actually, if your child is acting up in public, then there *is* a second step after Calm the fark Down.
CrazyCracka420: As an expecting parent of our first child I'm going to go with the Native American approach and not going to encourage the baby to cry (by not responding to the crying). First time it starts crying it's going to be hung up on a tree out back for 30 minutes (obviously exaggerating, but I will do my best not to respond to crying, as to not encourage it).Will pay plenty of attention to the child, but will not be a helicopter parent. I will teach them to be aware of their surroundings and will not be driving them everywhere. They can walk to the bus stop and home without my supervision. If we live close enough to the school, they can walk to the school and back without needing me to supervise or give them a ride to/from school.I will not overfeed my child, I will do my best to feed them non-processed foods. I will encourage them to be active physically as well as mentally. I will not indoctrinate them with religion, I will allow them to be a child.
elementcircle: profplump: Burr: It's almost like different children might have completely different personalities and may require differing parenting styles!Adults are different and might have completely different personalities and may require completely different management styles. But none of those styles are allowed to including hitting, even for adults subject to reduced freedom or mental capacity. In fact we'd be particularly upset if we found that patients confined in a psychiatric facility were being hit to modify their behavior. Why it hitting acceptable for children?Because it is the only consequence that some respond to. Yes, there a SMALL few number of children that magically do what they're told or fear punishment like having their video games taken away, but the majority do NOT respond to anything short of a couple of whacks on the ass with a belt (A COUPLE, not till their ass bleeds, you moron) and being stripped of all things "fun" and confined to their room like prison. Take a look at that kid that stole his grandmothers car a few years ago. That kid thinks he's hot shiat because of it and because there was no REAL punishment ("oh no, I'm grounded, but I've been on TV how many times?!"). You can take your coddling bullshiat and shove it up your ass. People like you are the reason we have to give trophies to failures and handouts to the lazy.
whizbangthedirtfarmer: I was absolutely stunned at the competitiveness a lot of moms had with one another about their kids. I was a stay-at-home dad for the first year or so my son was around, and I ended up in the mom club. Maybe it was the devastating boredom of raising a baby, but damn, they went after each other."My child already learned his first letters" (he's 1)"Oh, my little boy learned his last week!"
Diogenes: If you allow your kids to cruise TFD threads I would seriously have to question your parenting style.
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