thank guys....thank you very much for your opinion!
more opinions about the issue:
— those folks at tulane really have something there, don't they? .....more aggresive by age 5? i'm certain that a child who is spanked early on is sure to become a mass-murderer by age 10. what floors me is the parent who actually tries to negotiate with some screaming, whining, incoherent offspring. it's hilarious. the first thought that comes to me is; be careful, the kid probably has a good lawyer. beware! so pathetic. like my kids never got a swift shot on the backside: in public or otherwise. neither of my children are rooming with charles manson, as yet. so much for that theory. as for me? let's just say that i remember the lasting impression that a good public butt slapping made on me. my 89 year-old mother refers to it as "portugese justice." i recall that back when ..... the other folks in the department store were damn near cheering. and i lived to tell about it.
— Cynic; Just catching up! Had a good laugh about the Ivory soap only....LOL! I never got to eat soap, but I remember being very angry at my mother one day and before I could catch myself, i called her a b--ch. There was no time for soap. I got a backhand (which I totally deserved) so hard that I only need to add blush to one cheek even after all these years and my left ear is still ringing. At least i could have rinsed the soap out. Guess who never swore in front of her mother again, never mind call her the "b" word ever again?
Apr-13 - CYNIC — emom...in those days it didn't take much to get the soap.....What would get you Lava Or Lux would be considered normal conversation today.....If anyone ever dropped the F---bomb it would be like Heroshima or Nagasaki......I never tried it but I'm certain if I had, the World (Or at least the part that I Occupied)would end !!!!
— emom.....Did your Mother ever use the old SOAP IN THE MOUTH trick?...Ivory wasn't bad but Lifeboy was really horrible.Whenever I knew I had it coming I would hide the Lifeboy and the Palmolive and make sure I got the Ivory.- emom
— cynic, no never got soap, threaten if I said bad words,, so made sure I didnt , but damn it I was bad,, that cowhide leather belt sure found my butt. damn it if , it didnt hurt,, where is a soft cushion,, hahahahha couldnt sit for a bit ..... but I have ful respect of things and folks,,,, so I guess I turned out darn good,,, oh and I do
— Ever since Dr. Spock said it was bad to spank your child, discipline has taken the fast track downward. Dr. Spock sure had all the answers didn't he, his own son committed suicide.
Every time I go into a Wal-mart or other store, I see small children that are OUT OF CONTROL. Time outs are a joke in most cases. Human respond to two opposing forces: Pleasure and Discomfort. So children need to understand at an early age that NO means NO and without kicking, screaming, and making a scene.
I have noticed that some races seem to be very good at raising respectful children, such as Indians ( from India ). Their children always seem to be very well mannered. Maybe they are on to something.