There is a difference between beating the hell out of your kid for no reason, and actual corporal punishment.
Corporal punishment, I've gone through it, and dammit, I am glad I did, I always treated my teachers, my betters, and everyone with respect. I am the one to shake someone's hand, and call them sir or ma'am. It's who I am. Why? My dad and my grandfather, and my Uncle, all marines, every single one of them RESPECTABLE PEOPLE OF SOCIETY, weren't afraid to smack me around if I did something stupid.
Kids nowadays? Brats, every single one of them are brats.
I truly think it depends on the kid themselves. Like how they are raised, what their family life is like, their maturity levels, etc.
Most times (at least from where I am), dudes tend to be the worst. For one, they are perverted, two, they are immature, and three, they are so messed up in the head and feel it is just okay to shoot anything they damn well please because they are 'hunters' (making it seem like hunting is so sacred, but you get my point).
My dad is a former Marine (once a Marine, always a Marine until they die!) and I used to get a smack upside the head if I got in trouble. Not hard but it'd get my attention, you know?
And my mom used a small section of newspaper (like one page maybe?) folded to swat me.
I'm a perfectly stable person.
I'm weird but that's just my personality. (And possibly because I'm ADHD "combined type")
I don't believe the studies that corporal punishment turns children into criminals for one second. They did some survey once that said that 90% of prison inmates received corporal punishment. I can come up with the following explanations for this correlation:
1. The prison inmates were wild, destructive menaces as children who pushed their parents to their end of the ropes, which resulted in the parents using corporal punishment on their children.
2. The prison inmates lied about receiving corporal punishment in an attempt to get sympathy. That's not going to work with me.
By the way, I always thank my bus driver with "Have a nice day, Sir".
im constantly scared someone is gonna call CPS if i use corporal punishment on my own kids. YES i know my oldest is 2 but the only thing that gets through sometimes is a swift smack on her diapered butt!
btw its great that you have straight a's but i am pretty sure ur parent's wouldn't say you are a model teenager. everyone does something wrong once in a while there is no such thing as perfect.
the word "retard" i would never apply to someone with a mental handicap because it just sounds mean. when i apply it in this comment i am literally saying that i believe kids who are raised in a "softie home" (my term for push over parents who dont punish their children) have no respect for their elders, law, or anything else that causes "limits" in their lives. when its them who are causing the limits because they aren't willing to work for their living and refuse to pay respect to those who deserve it.
But every teenager or child goes through a bratty stage once in their life, it's only natural.
I was raised right, thank God. And I'm proud to say that I treat my parents and teachers with the right respect, and it angers me when I see others be so ungrateful and disrespectful.
I got punishment if I did something wrong, not like "YOU'RE GROUNDED" but I was "spanked" a few times, because I deserved it.
Thanks for putting this out there.
He's nearly three years older than me and I need to discipline him for my jellyfish of a mother. That's fucking sad.
>MFW I do that and haven't been beaten half to death by my peers.
>Physical punishment isn't necessary. What's necessary is discipline, there is a difference.
As for corporal punishment itself, I don't particularly like doing it myself and probably won't if I do have children, but I don't judge others for doing so. It is just an alternative parenting method. But it can be taken too far and must be approached in a careful way or the child could be damaged mentally.
Not every child is a brat.