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Are you kidding? Neville Chamberlain was appeasing Hitler right up until he was bombing the hell out of the UK. Then they booted Churchill out right after WW2. They don't surrender as fast as the French, but it isn't for lack of effort
Now with a PhD in Applied Llama Physics...
What a fricking achievement. I know I measure my success as a parent by how scared my kids are of me.
"Look at this. An entire generation of Cinderellas, and there's no glass slipper coming." -- Mother in ALMOST FAMOUS
I see you're in the ignorant trash category . Or maybe you just miss your daddy spanking your little bottom: "Oooh, do it again daddy!"
That is sad, sorry you don't have a better relationship with your dad. My dad and I talk like good friends, no fear in our relationship.
It's called respect, I still speak my mind I just choose my words carefully as I do at work. But I don't put it past tRCMBers to run with a post because it didn't have enough detail to squander their wandering minds.
Ah, so that's the definition of "respect." I refer you to my earlier post re my experience with students who have been spanked. My least respectful students are generally those who have been spanked. I'm not saying a spanked kid can't grow up to be respectful -- there ARE other variables -- but the correlation between spanking and inculcating respect is pretty weak.
So let me get this straight. You respect your dad because he beat you when you were small and defenseless?
If parents solely rely on spanking to control their kids they are going to have some problems if and when their child becomes bigger then them. But I agree that there are plenty of ways to discipline kids WITHOUT violence. I think its the biggest oxymoron, we tell are kids to not use violence and work problems out verbally and peacefully yet we spank them.
If used correctly and effectively, it can be useful when paired with other forms of discipline for SOME kids, not all kids. My brother for example, spanking was useful and effective. For me, not so much.
You're working under the assumption that everyone considers violence a bad thing. Apparently, you haven't read the "Pussification of America" thread. Or better yet, read the thread about the Alabama fan who tea-bagged the LSU thread who had drunk so much he had passed out. Hey, rubbing your dick on someone unconsicious is funny. It happens all the time at frat parties and in dorm rooms on Saturday nights. It's called a "prank."
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Isn't it fairly well established that spanking dogs is not the proper way to go about training them? Why would it be OK to spank a human?
Apples and organges. Dogs eat their own feces. Humans eat their own offspring (you know, to foster respect).
Because people without kids know everything.
Knibb High football rules
Dude, you've got it all wrong. It's "People without balls and hairy asses know NOTHING!"
What a sissy society we've created. I am ashamed of my, and every one since, generation.
I seriously feel like I've seen this thread about biweekly on this board.
I was only spanked a few times. The thing that helped me stay on the right track was my dad's intimidation when I really screwed up. Think the way Rich Rod was during that game in 2010 when Michigan got a chop block penalty. That's enough to make you do your best to now screw up when you're little.
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Kids should know what's up based on the look in your eyes and the inflection in your voice. If it comes down to physical contact, the battle is already lost.
British humor. Meh
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
No you can't .
I'm really glad they abolished the draft, I think most of the young men in America would try to fight with silly string and hugs
Ah...life lessons from the young and pc.
Not every kid is destined to be a subserviant drone, just waiting for instructions...hoping for a treat like a dog that just fetched a stick.
Some kids seek to push the boundaries, to blaze new trails, to create and conquer.
Those kids would either completely walk over the modern PC parent, or be completely ruined by them.
Not all people fear fights, some relish them. Some battle for the sake of competition, some for the reward. None are timid or obedient.
Half the people in this thread would disban the Marines, and send Boy Scouts to fight the Taliban.
Beware to the parents who use spanking as a regularly used method at home, without much else in the discipline tool kit. Your kids will figure out pretty damn quickly that your willingness to employ this method out in public or around other friends and family members is likely lower than it is when you are home alone in the house. Your chain will get yanked and they will misbehave and push the limits when others are around because odds are that they won't get spanked in those situations.
It seems obvious to me when this is the case. The kid goes nuts and the parents either ignore or are sort of quietly steaming. You just know the kid is going to get the shit kicked out of them when they get back home. But the parent seems to have no other way by which they can manage the kid.
Like someone else said, being a good disciplinarian is more about being able to say no and mean it and enforce consequences. I know that lots of people sing the praises of controlled spanking and 'doing it out of love' but the only times I ever spanked my kids were when I lost my cool. If I was calm and collected, there were a million other (more effective) ways of making the point or reining them in.
It also helps when parents have a clue about what is age appropriate behavior. Really sad when I see very young children being harshly disciplined for things that are inconvenient or irritating to the parents but totally normal for that age. Of course you need to teach even very young children what is socially acceptable and what is not, but sometimes people are clueless.
All that being said, it is hard being a parent and everyone has moments they are not necessarily proud of. As long as you try to improve and learn, I think kids are resilient.
A LOT of kids are mamby-pambies these days and their parents are woosies!!
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