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Old 09-03-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Do You Allow Your Child To Talk Back?

I'm not talking about when you tell a child to do something and they say no. Not that type,
I mean the type if you and your child disagree.

Do you allow your child to question/disagree with you verbally? Or is your word law?
Heck no. If they talk back, my wife and I backhand them down the stairs. NOT

Testing boundaries and becoming "mouthy" are just things kids do as they grow older. I have a good friend who was a very strict parent with his three children. Even he acknowledged to me that, at times, you just have to put up with it.

I'm not saying that parents should allow their children to be mouthy beyond a point. Some discipline would eventually be called for. However, anyone who is around children or raises them recognizes that this is just a function of growing up. Children can be an enormous test of our patience. If I had a dollar for every time that I wanted to grab my kids by the scruff of their neck for something they had said, I'd have a safe and secure retirement plan. I think the real reason the good Lord gave us children was to force us to develop some patience.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:33 AM
 
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Sarcasm, is one thing that is definitely NOT tolerated. Ever. There is nothing worse, than a 12 year old, with a sarcastic mouth.
You wouldn't survive a minute in my family, we are as sarcastic as they come. And trust, there are plenty of things worse than a sarcastic 12 year old.

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Old 09-07-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Do You Allow Your Child To Talk Back?

I'm not talking about when you tell a child to do something and they say no.
Well this is kind of talking back and being disrespectful; if i did that as a kid i'd be whooped!
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Testing boundaries and becoming "mouthy" are just things kids do as they grow older. I have a good friend who was a very strict parent with his three children. Even he acknowledged to me that, at times, you just have to put up with it.
Couldn't be me, put up with it might lead to being run over...
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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My children and I can discuss. No problem!

the mouthy, talk back, sarcastic thingy? that's laughable.

There are plenty things that come naturally to me as a human. most I don't need to be doing

The "kids will be kids", free to express in whatever manner thingy doesn't fly in my home.

(It doesn't fly at my job either........darn!)
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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You wouldn't survive a minute in my family, we are as sarcastic as they come. And trust, there are plenty of things worse than a sarcastic 12 year old.
That's how I am. I allow respectful sarcasm. Verbal abuse and cussing out family members is where I draw the line. I've known parents who put up with kids telling them to "f*** off", and that would be way over the line but a sassy retort is no big deal. Sometimes you can answer them back, othertimes you just let it go.

I remember when my brother was still in bed at noon and my dad got mad and started telling him how he was up since 6 am, and gave him a long litany of everything he had accomplished that morning. Then he finished up by yelling "now I want you to get up, come out and give me a hand" and so my brother got up, came out of his room clapping his hands for my dad. It was just funny more than anything. He was complying with the direct orders and got to work helping, he just had to try to be humorous about it.
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