Over and out
That, my kids knew a butt whipping was an option and not just a hollow threat, I doubt either son received more than a few, that may explain why they are both honor roll students and one has a full Scholarship (48K per year paid) to Syracuse University this fall.and THIS is what happens when you live in a society that will take your kids away from you for giving them a good old-fashioned bass-whoopin.
That, my kids knew a butt whipping was an option and not just a hollow threat, I doubt either son received more than a few,QUOTE]
Same with my son. He knew that if he acted up there was a spanking coming and I wouldn't wait until we got home. For him, the embarrasment of being spanked in public was worse than the actual spanking. Consequently we ended up having to spank him very few times.
My Dad had a saying. He said, "You have a choice. You can run your kids, or they can run you.",
Nope, never needed to do that. Not saying my kids are perfect, just that their behavior is pretty much what you'd hope for from people their ages.Ever take your kid's cell phone away?
Never worked for me or my brother. Took the beating and never cared. ****, we would laugh about it as we were getting hit. My brother even got it in school, the choice was 20 hacks or detention, duh, never stopped him from cutting classes. Never stopped us from doing anything. Considering both my brother and I were bigger, faster and much stronger than either of our parents by the time we were 14, they couldn't force us to do anything we were not willing to do. Take the car away, we walk, no tv, so what? Good times. Physical punishment does not work for all.
I absolutely agree with you on this!
There is no doubt in my mind that there is more to this story than just the story!Hard to say because of the limited info in the story, but I'm thinking there was some serious disfunction in this family for a while to make a kid shoot her father just for taking a cell phone away. I'm bettin' this was about a lot more than just getting a cell phone taken.
My kids play sports and do other extra caricular activities and it is much easier for them to call me when they are ready than my sitting and waiting on them!i got a question why does a 15 year old have a cell phone? i know im a fuddy duddy but seriously if they are not working to pay for it why give it to them.