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Old 06-18-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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Some people really don't know the difference but there is one, especially with babies/toddlers. I recently witnessed an incompetent young mom (who didn't realize anyone saw her) knock her baby on the head so hard that I was horrified. It was hot outside and the baby was held captive in a stroller and had been crying (apparently a huge sin). Mother was pathetic and normally I try to mind my own business but it repulsed me so much I said something. She let go a barrage of foul words at me - ya just have to wonder what happens in the home.

Then there's the opposite where some parents won't discipline at all since it requires calmness and control, neither of which they possess or have time for since they're too busy talking/texting/being cool parents, whatever. When they take their children out in public, their lack of parenting skills also become apparent.

There's still great parents out there with common sense - so true that it all begins in the home. Being one of eight kids raised by a single mom, we felt such a sense of responsibility and love for our mother, we rarely did anything that would require "licks" but I can sure remember one time...very well-deserved but I guarantee my mother had her temper in check and she prefaced the small pop with a hairbrush on my leg with "now this hurts me more than you." I know I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful mother...I feel sorry for all the little kids who don't.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I just hate it when parents don't discipline AT ALL. By that I mean in any way. You don't have to be a spanker to let a kid know that something is not o.k to do. I work around kids and it's very obvious which one's have parents that let them do anything they want. I see kids as young as 3-5 use swear words and call teachers bad names and they hit all their peers or bully and tease them and they just don't stop because they know mom and dad won't do anything about it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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I would just like to point out that the judge really had nothing to do with this except for the admonishment.
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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A spanking that leaves red marks well after the fact? I would consider that a beating. No two year old deserves to be hit hard enough that marks remain.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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A spanking that leaves red marks well after the fact? I would consider that a beating. No two year old deserves to be hit hard enough that marks remain.
Any time you spank a child it leaves a red mark. However, if the mark is still there 2 hours later then yes, it's something to consider. I don't know the circumstances in this case so with my opinion stated, I must just lurk here.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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I doubt seriously that we're getting the whole story here. The woman does not have custody of any of her three children. CPS is overworked and they don't willy nilly remove kids who are spanked. I don't know the facts either, but I'm guessing there is more going on.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:00 AM
 
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I just hate it when parents don't discipline AT ALL. By that I mean in any way. You don't have to be a spanker to let a kid know that something is not o.k to do. I work around kids and it's very obvious which one's have parents that let them do anything they want. I see kids as young as 3-5 use swear words and call teachers bad names and they hit all their peers or bully and tease them and they just don't stop because they know mom and dad won't do anything about it.
I bet they act this way not because they know they won't get punished, but because that's how they see their parents act.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:14 AM
 
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no need to spank a child, just put her on time out and she'll be fine.

Also in the old days it was ok to hit your wife, not anymore, so why the big deal about not being able to spank a child?
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Austin
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no need to spank a child, just put her on time out and she'll be fine.

Also in the old days it was ok to hit your wife, not anymore, so why the big deal about not being able to spank a child?
Because sometimes the child needs alittle physical discipline. Sometimes grounding the child doesn't cut it, and with kids these days some of them need a good ***whooping. Now that is just my opinion.
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