hmmm, seems like parents will do anything to not have to raise their children...wdlove said:When I was 13, there wasn't all the commercials and peer pressure to want all that much. I didn't know what I was getting either.
Here is another approach by parents, when the children won't help. The parents went on strike.
I agree. I am happy when I look at my nieces and nephews and see that my brother and sister are raising them in very much the way we were raised, but they are in sharp contrast to a lot of the kids I see today. They seem to be completely out of control. Providing structure and discipline to a child's life is hard work, and too many today just don't want to do it.wdlove said:This is very sad. Where is the father in this situation. Parents, for some reason allow children to have their way all the time. A child needs discipline. I remember that as a child, I was happy to get what I received. Sure I was disappointed sometimes. A child just didn't talk back to a parent. Its the child that would be led to the wood shed in that case. That teenager doesn't appear to be in for a very bright future. If someone doesn't intervene to turn him around, he is looking at a life in prison.
By no means do I believe it is ok for a 13 year old kid to threaten his mother, but hitting a child only teaches him/her that violence is an acceptable form of communication.wdlove said:Its the child that would be led to the wood shed in that case.
I hear you, but I'm willing to bet many (if not most) of us here who are older than say, 25-30, had parents who did not rule out corporal punishment entirely while we were raised, yet we do not resort to violence as a form of communication. While it would be incorrect to say that every child needs to be spanked now and then, it would be just as incorrect to say that no child requires it as an option. Of course, in this particular case (a 13 year old threatening violence because he did not get his way) it's probably too late anyway. I'm afraid he's probably headed for some protracted evaluations by mental health workers . . .2A Batterie said:By no means do I believe it is ok for a 13 year old kid to threaten his mother, but hitting a child only teaches him/her that violence is an acceptable form of communication.