“Children need their asses beat more often“….Dumb ass poster
“Um, NO….no they don’t, but you do!” Ronnie
I don’t know why strangers feel the need to tell other strangers what’s wrong with their kids, houses, finances or society. Actually, if you get the good kind of stranger, for small additional price, they’ll even tell how to fix the aformentioned issues. Honestly, if one half these people were truly as perfect as they made themselves out to be, they wouldn’t need a Scanner group to pontificate their opinions on politics or society. “My mom beat my ass when I was a kid” I’ve seen more times than Grease 2, and my response to that is usually, “That sounds like abuse you’re bragging about“….a simply whack job on the hinny isn’t abuse, but the “go get your own switch” of yesteryear is…We’ve learned a lot since the 50’s….we’ve learned that kids beaten by their parents grow up to be the serial killers of the 80’s, we’ve learned that resentful children make horrible spouses, and we’ve learned that leaving bruises, welps and scars on children’s bodies is evil…That Sounds Like Abuse….just stop. I have intervened…..Sorry you got your ass beat, but I don’t spank my children often…..Oh and far as schools spanking….are you serious? Put your hands upon my child, and I’ll help you find your true calling in life….
I went to school one day with bruises up and down the backside of my body. From the back of my neck, to the bottom of my calves I was battered….I was 10. I’ve been abused, I had the physical scars, and posses the mental instability to prove that while I am on this side of crazy, I will never….ever do to my kids what was done to me. The problem with physical punishment, is that it can be taken over the line. Once you start hitting something, the power to stop, is almost never within your control. It is too easy to lose it, and cause real damage to a child. Then before you know it, you’re crying while putting peroxide on their switch sores, telling then how sorry you are and that it will never happen again. I don’t even know why, our founding forefathers thought it would be correct to take objects and beat kids with it…..Really, kids are naturally curious, hyper individuals whom don’t settle down easily……why would you beat a kid for being a kid when there are so many other ways of making them behave? More to the point, why would you tell strangers that the reason “their” kids are bad, is because you DON’T take an object and beat them with it…..?
And so, NO….I am not a liberal, but I don’t put my hands on my children, and Merrill and I go toe to toe on this constantly. There are days if I spanked Duchess’s ass once, I’d spank it all day. I am almost convinced that she has ADHD, but she’s also 4….so there’s going to be some winding’s up….and then the descent as we go to bed….”My kids need to be afraid of me“…..No, what your kids need is to respect you, because they’re going to make BIG mistakes…if they fear you, they won’t come to you. My daughter, Princess, got out of line ONCE….ONE major time, while living at home, she did consort with the pooch, but we didn’t spank her, instead she didn’t see the light of day for 6 months….Even a loving God, who could smite the hell out of if He wanted, doesn’t want us to Fear Him….That Sounds Like Abuse…The next time you try to fix society, or a people you’ve never met, with your blanket catch-all phrase, “Children need their asses beat” remember that children need discipline and structure, but the word BEAT should never be included in your opining of what a child needs…..it’s can oxy-moron. I don’t spank my children, but I do mess with their heads! My daughter turned out to be an amazing kid, my son is very well-behaved, and Duchess? Well, two out of three ain’t bad. Be Blessed.
Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Thursday.