Poll: What's acceptable
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Level 1. A heart to heart talk
13 6%
Level 2. Yelling and reprimanding and the above
31 15%
Level 3. Grounding and all of the above
58 28%
Level 4. A grab on the shirt/neck and all of the above
22 11%
Level 5. A smack and all of the above
27 13%
Level 6. A spank and all of the above
15 7%
Level 7. Wooden Spoon / Paddle and all of the above
3 1%
Level 8. Belt and all of the above
39 19%
Voters: 209.
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#1
What's your plan? What's acceptable?

In most states in the US it's illegal to smack your child.

Level 1. A heart to heart talk
Level 2. Yelling and reprimanding and the above
Level 3. Grounding and all of the above
Level 4. A grab on the shirt/neck and all of the above
Level 5. A smack and all of the above
Level 6. A spank and all of the above
Level 7. Wooden Spoon / Paddle and all of the above
Level 8. Belt and all of the above

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#2
Glad I dodged that bullet. Anyways, probably a talk with him. I'm intimidating, or so I hear...from those butterflies.
#3
Level 5. Make him beat an Eevee.
Level 6. Use cheats on him.
Level 99. Beat the game then reset.
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#5
Level 6, not being able to smack a child is ridiculous.
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#6
I was raised level 8, so I said level 2. Reasonably is better than strict as fvck.
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#9
well lets see. i was beaten regularly with a belt, on good days its just the leathery tail of it but on bad days, it's with the buckle against my skin. i was also verbally abused to no end.

that shit builds character, i turned out (mostly) fine. guess i'll just accept my inevitable transformation into my own father.
#10
Quote by Insanity^2
Level 6, not being able to smack a child is ridiculous.


Agreed.
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#12
Quote by bmorse
I was raised level 8, so I said level 2. Reasonably is better than strict as fvck.

You don't have to be strict to smack. I plan on (if I ever have kids) being reasonable to the point where it isn't possibly anymore.
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#13
My kids will be spanked with the belt when they misbehave. Plain and simple. If spanking is good enough for Gene Simmons, why isn't it for the rest of us? Truth is that if all a kid has to fear is mommy or daddy yelling at them, then they really won't care and will prolly turn into monsters who misbehave all the time and eventually grow up to be rude, jackass adults. Not happening when it comes to my kids!
#14
Quote by bmorse
I was raised level 8, so I said level 2. Reasonably is better than strict as fvck.


I'm gonna say exactly the same. I don't exactly have fond memories of a 15st manual labourer hitting me as an infant, can't exactly say i'll want to hurt my children to be honest.
#16
5, you're not sitting him down and whacking him repeatedly, you're just giving him a wee hit so he stops being a wanker. Or her.
#17
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
My kids will be spanked with the belt when they misbehave. Plain and simple. If spanking is good enough for Gene Simmons, why isn't it for the rest of us? Truth is that if all a kid has to fear is mommy or daddy yelling at them, then they really won't care and will prolly turn into monsters who misbehave all the time and eventually grow up to be rude, jackass adults. Not happening when it comes to my kids!

Where have you gotten the idea that hitting a person will stop them from turning into a tosspot?
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#18
Well I was raised a level 8, and probably more. I couldn't do what my parents did though, like its just part of who I am, maybe this is because of the way I've been raised. I cannot physically bring myself to hit someone unless i was actually within physical danger, and frankly I could not ever hit a child. So yeah Level 2 or 3 at the most.
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#19
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Where have you gotten the idea that hitting a person will stop them from turning into a tosspot?


I got my share of spanking (with the hand though) and I didn't turn into an abusive asshole and I never felt the "teen angst".
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#20
Well all it took for me to behave was a stern talk from my Father.

I was given one spank once, and it was never required again.

I intend to do the same.

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#21
Quote by RU Experienced?
Where's the bind and gag option?

The abandon in a gas station bathroom on the outskirts of town option?


and the "force him to dress as a little girl and wear makeup to go to school",

the "give him a glass shard and taunt him, threatening him to club him to death if he doesn't cut himself"

and the "bind him, blind him, and piss on him" options?

Quote by JeanMi36
I got my share of spanking (with the hand though) and I didn't turn into an abusive asshole and I never felt the "teen angst".


You mean, you don't have pussy parents up here? Quebec education sucks.
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Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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Last edited by DirtyMakik at Jul 14, 2010,
#22
Quote by JeanMi36
I got my share of spanking (with the hand though) and I didn't turn into an abusive asshole and I never felt the "teen angst".

That's not the point I'm making, I'll rephrase: "How does smacking insure your child forms a good personality?"
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Because no facets of parenting other than the decision to spank your child or not influence your child's future personality.

What this lad said.
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#24
Quote by JeanMi36
I got my share of spanking (with the hand though) and I didn't turn into an abusive asshole and I never felt the "teen angst".
Because no facets of parenting other than the decision to spank your child or not influence your child's future personality.
#25
Quote by DirtyMakik
and the "force him to dress as a little girl and wear makeup to go to school",

the "give him a glass shard and taunt him, threatening him to club him to death if he doesn't cut himself"

and the "bind him, blind him, and piss on him" options?



You mean, you don't have pussy parents up here? Quebec education sucks.



I'm sick of those who whine about spanking. "Hitting a child is CRIMINAL". Yeah, right. Piss off, bitch. I got spanked but I behaved. Kids today are rewarded for their shitty behavior.
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#26
Quote by bodyheatseeker
Where have you gotten the idea that hitting a person will stop them from turning into a tosspot?

I was quite sure someone would try this. How about this? I'll raise my kids, you raise yours. Then, we'll see whose kids turn out better? No?...

Then mind your own business.

And perhaps I should clarify. Spanking is for when they majorly misbehave. Before that comes time-outs, losing favorite toys for a few days, etc. Let the punishment fit the crime.


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I'm sick of those who whine about spanking. "Hitting a child is CRIMINAL". Yeah, right. Piss off, bitch. I got spanked but I behaved. Kids today are rewarded for their shitty behavior.

EXACTLY!
Last edited by crazysam23_Atax at Jul 14, 2010,
#27
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
I was quite sure someone would try this. How about this? I'll raise my kids, you raise yours. Then, we'll see whose kids turn out better? No?...

Then mind your own business.

And perhaps I should clarify. Spanking is for when they majorly misbehave. Before that comes time-outs, losing favorite toys for a few days, etc. Let the punishment fit the crime.

You dodged the question.
#28
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
I was quite sure someone would try this. How about this? I'll raise my kids, you raise yours. Then, we'll see whose kids turn out better? No?...

Then mind your own business.

Your crabby attitude is not appreciated.
Don't like people scrutinizing your opinions? Then don't post them on a public internet forum.

Discussion on the internet, in an ideal world, would go like this:
Person 1: I have an opinion about this issue.
Person 2: I think your opinion is flawed for reason X.
Person 1: I defend my initial opinion with rebuttal Y.
Person 2: I am still not swayed by your argument, however, it is well thought out and has helped me to approach the issue from a new viewpoint.
Person 1: Likewise. I have enjoyed our discourse

And that would be grand, but what you did was resort to insults the moment somebody questioned you, which rather proved my point that smacking won’t stop a person from becoming rude.
So until somebody smacks some civility into you, maybe you should give internet discussion a rest.
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#29
Quote by JeanMi36
I'm sick of those who whine about spanking. "Hitting a child is CRIMINAL". Yeah, right. Piss off, bitch. I got spanked but I behaved. Kids today are rewarded for their shitty behavior.


It's all in the way you give the spank, put that b!tch in context.
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Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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#30
It was a bit of a jump.. I wouldn't give him a heart to heart but I'd try not to yell aswell. But after a certain age if yelling is what it takes (which it is after like 10) I'd do it.

I'd only give him a smack on the back of the head if he was being ridiculously stupid.
#31
By not having him/her

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#32
I was walloped to oblivion if I did wrong, but never with an object of any kind. My parents never really needed it to scare me shitless. Nonetheless, it has brought me up with discipline and a respect for authority.
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#33
I'd talk to my son/daughter about it, and if push comes to shove, I'd ground them.
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#34
I believe that there is no cookie cutter way to deal with all children. Each child reacts differently to different forms of punishment and it's part of your job as a parent to figure out which form of punishment is appropriate for your child's personality.

For example, one my kids will fold in a second if you take his video games away from him. My other child, however, doesn't care about any of that. You can take all his toys away and put him in time out for the rest of his life and he wouldn't care. You spank him one good time and he listens to every word you say after.

Also, none of my kids require regular disciplinary actions. They are great kids and very rarely to they get spankings. Spanking is perfectly acceptable if that is what your kid responds to the best. You also have to learn not to beat the shit out of them. Just a few smacks on the butt is all it should take. You don't have to leave whelps or bruises to get the point across.

Or you could lock them in a dark room and tell them the boogie man will eat their soul for being a bad kid...
#35
Sometimes kids need to be hit with a belt to learn, if thats what I must do then so be it.
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#36
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I believe that there is no cookie cutter way to deal with all children. Each child reacts differently to different forms of punishment and it's part of your job as a parent to figure out which form of punishment is appropriate for your child's personality.

This; a hundred times this.
#37
Smacking is totally cool, and pretty effective (at least, in my mind), as long as you don't venture into the whole "child abuse" thing.
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#38
My parents were very strict with me growing up (HAD to get good grades, no staying out late, had to earn what I had, wasn't allowed a Myspace until I was 16, NO smoking or drinking (they weren't afraid to test me either), among other things).

I can't thank them enough for how they raised me. Now that I'm 18, I can see that, although they weren't the most fun parents, they got me on the path to success.

If I ever have kids, I'll try to raise them the same way: very strict but fair and understanding.

EDIT: I was never spanked, and neither was my sister. We both turned out fine (well, my sister is only 13, but she seems to be turning out fine, anyway )
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I'd just like to point out that, to the best that our historical records can show, 100% of violent criminals were never disciplined by their parents in this fashion
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