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Old 03-17-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Oh my gosh I agree with this SO much! Parents today are so worried they're gonna hurt their kids feelings when they don't realize they are total brats. My daughter once told my dh to "back off, I'm not retarted like you are" while he was trying to explain something to her.. I dragged her to the sink and made her hold some dove soap in her mouth for a couple of minutes.. problem solved. She never spoke to my husband or I in that tone again. My kids know that ANY unacceptable questioning of my husband or me will result in discipline (very bad attitudes get them soap or vinegar in the mouthand if they're just being sassy they lose a priviledge). Your kids not gonna die from a few licks of soap, nor are they going to die from a whack on the rear end (I never hesitate to threaten with the wooden spoon.. Works like a charm every time) or not being able to play COD for a couple of days ( or in the OPs kids case, not being able to watch Disney Channel or something). Some parents may say I'm ''damaging'' my kids, but I've been told dozens of times how happy, well-adjusted and respectful they are.
Thank you for letting me realize that i wasnt the only parent that did not tolerate crap from their kids. Oh, and BTW, (think 1970's) my mother used to take the wooden spoon off the wall, why?? because everyone in the 70's had a wooden spoon and fork on the wall, and she would chase us with it. me and my sister laugh about it now, and so does mom.......As an adult I now understand everything she did, and I "get"it.....

My sons also understand, and we laugh about things in the past.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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Thank you for letting me realize that i wasnt the only parent that did not tolerate crap from their kids. Oh, and BTW, (think 1970's) my mother used to take the wooden spoon off the wall, why?? because everyone in the 70's had a wooden spoon and fork on the wall, and she would chase us with it. me and my sister laugh about it now, and so does mom.......As an adult I now understand everything she did, and I "get"it.....

My sons also understand, and we laugh about things in the past.
Ahhh so maybe there are some parents out there who love their kids dearly but don't take an inch of disrespect. I like it!
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