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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8430 on: September 10, 2013, 06:47:52 AM »
So you don't want to hit your kid; ok. That doesn't make it "abuse" if someone else chooses to discipline differently, any more than it's "abuse" if someone else lets their kid watch 10 hours of TV a day.

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8431 on: September 10, 2013, 06:57:24 AM »
So you don't want to hit your kid; ok. That doesn't make it "abuse" if someone else chooses to discipline differently, any more than it's "abuse" if someone else lets their kid watch 10 hours of TV a day.

I don't understand your point. Two wrongs don't make two rights.

I can't support making it illegal to touch your kids, and I don't think I'd ever tell someone to stop spanking their child if I witnessed it in person.  But I have no problem pointing out the studies that show hitting your kid is traumatizing to the child and that there are many other ways to discipline if the subject comes up in conversation, as it has here.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8432 on: September 10, 2013, 07:46:28 AM »
Oh god. I'm going to remember this day as the height of my domesticated, civilized, white bread, middle class life. After the rapture and the apocalypse, when we are catching rats for food and building a raft to float above the sunken battery park, I'm going to laugh and say "Ha, and to think, just a couple years ago I was so excited to get a washing machine for my apartment.  So excited that I couldn't wait to do a load of laundry." 


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8433 on: September 10, 2013, 08:29:10 AM »
Spankings fit the definition of abuse, but probably not the definition of child abuse, depending on the severity.  The point of a spanking is to inflict pain,  sometimes more psychological pain than physical, which seems to match nicely with: "to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way".  I wouldn't even consider it a stretch. But again, child abuse means something different.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8434 on: September 10, 2013, 08:35:59 AM »
Causing pain is not synonymous with "injurious."  You're not doing something to debilitate the kid like breaking his pinky finger.

I have no idea what I'm going to do with this kid when he misbehaves, but I'm sure I'll do what seems to work.  And I've seen firsthand that "time outs" are generally shit.

I have two stepsons who are ADHD. One can control it when he chooses to, but the other, when off his medication (usually after it has worn off at night), can be uncontrollable. Just ask his teachers on a day when his medication doesn't kick in for a couple hours. Sometimes all that will get through to him is a spanking. For the most part, we don't use them, but for something extreme, where we feel we need to make a lasting impression and sending him to his room does nothing, we go with what works.



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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8435 on: September 10, 2013, 08:47:41 AM »
My feeling about spanking is that it's not usually done to benefit the child, but because the adult can't contain their anger anymore.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8436 on: September 10, 2013, 08:51:32 AM »
My feeling about spanking is that it's not usually done to benefit the child, but because the adult can't contain their anger anymore.

That depends on the parent, of course. I send them to their room when I'm angry, more to calm myself down than anything.



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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8437 on: September 10, 2013, 08:58:08 AM »
My feeling about spanking is that it's not usually done to benefit the child, but because the adult can't contain their anger anymore.

I only got spanked once, I think, and it was a deliberate act rather than something that happened out of irritation.  I was also grounded for two weeks afterwards.

Ooo...what did you do?


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8438 on: September 10, 2013, 09:16:39 AM »
I was out all day playing with some friends and my parents didn't know where I was.

I have a hard time thinking of you as a child.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8439 on: September 10, 2013, 09:17:50 AM »
I was out all day playing with some friends and my parents didn't know where I was.

I have a hard time thinking of you as a child.
He was an adorable little milkman.



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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8440 on: September 10, 2013, 09:24:40 AM »
Free the pedo!

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8441 on: September 10, 2013, 09:37:08 AM »
Free the pedo!
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8442 on: September 10, 2013, 09:49:49 AM »
Why?

Mostly the thought of you running around carefree.

Also: This sounds creepy, you pedo.

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8443 on: September 10, 2013, 10:00:23 AM »

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #8444 on: September 10, 2013, 10:17:23 AM »
Why?

Mostly the thought of you running around carefree.

Also: This sounds creepy, you pedo.

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Can I be Beaker?  Or was there a Beaker baby?   I wouldn't know...