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Try to be civil in the face of incivility. This is a test.
April 19th, 2012, 06:49 AM
Originally Posted by Nick M
A paddle works best at my home.
I had a paddle stick hanging on the wall in my kitchen when the children were young. They knew that I would give them a swat on the behind for egregious behavior. My children were very well behaved. They were and continue to be free spirits.
We had a discussion about spanking and my kids all said "Well I don't believe in spanking because you never spanked us!"
I said "Oh yes I did, don't you remember the paddle stick?"
They did not remember me using the paddle stick. I often would simply remove it from its hook and brandish it as a reminder.
I guess that discipline carefully, quickly and justly administered doesn't have deleterious effects but rather positive effects.
I did not permit my husband to use the paddle stick.
My mom didn't have a paddle (I was carefull to get rid of all my bolo bouncers after the bands broke). I had to pick switches. I still remember swishing them through the air on my way back inside, thinking about how much the upcoming whipping was about to hurt. It's amusing looking back on it, but it wasn't much fun at the time.
The onus is on you to prove that the police were acting as thugs. Parents nowhere to be found and a child so disruptive that the police needed to be called in the first place. You assume that the girl was just having a hissy fit. I've seen hissy fits- my son throws them. They rarely involve knocking over furniture and other absurdities as seen here. The girl needed to be restrained and with fear of being sued, the police are the only ones to deal with it.
I didn't have to do a lot of spanking of my children. I can count on one hand with all but the oldest. They are all really good kids, too.
That little girl? One time-woodshed with Knight would be enough I'd think.
Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, forever. Amen. -Ephesians 3:20 & 21
1Co 13:11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. - Let's at least work at it?
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Trust in Jesus Christ's death and resurrection to become conformed to His image.
April 21st, 2012, 05:47 PM
Hey TOL! A listener in Florida, Chuck, thought I was claiming that the police were the liberals. Just to clarify, here's my reply to him:
In everything I said in both shows, I don't think I once criticized the police. For 20 years on air, I've gone out of my way to thank the police for the job they do, even when I was the one that they were arresting! Perhaps you didn't know that about me, and perhaps that's why you assumed that I was referring to the police as liberals. I gave quite a few examples of the liberalism that led to the handcuffing of a six year old, and none of them had to do with the actions of the officers.
It's not the police who were acting like liberals. The police were doing what the police do. The liberal aspect of the whole absurd event is everything that gets us to the point where the police are called because a six-year-old is pulling a tantrum. It used to be that the adults responsible for children in their care would know how to handle a misbehaving child. Today, even if those adults knew what should be done (which many don't), they dare not do what the child needs most (out of fear of being sued).