The 7 Weirdest Parental Punishments

The 7 Weirdest Parental Punishments

There are 145 comments on the www.ranker.com story from Nov 18, 2011, titled The 7 Weirdest Parental Punishments. In it, www.ranker.com reports that:

Sure, any parent can send the young'uns to their bedrooms for some time out, or suspend TV privileges when the little angels act more like imps. But when traditional punishments fail, some moms and dads find the need to get more creative. Embarrassment, shame and just plain oddness were on the agenda in the households of these poor kids.

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DJZ

Merrillville, IN

#21 Nov 19, 2011
Hey_Hey Paula wrote:
When I was just starting to wear make up, one of my grades needed improvement....I was struggling. My dad said no lipstick till that grade comes up. Friends at school tried to get me to wear some of their lipstick and I said no. I worked extra hard and the grade got better and I got my lipstick back.......it never happened again.
I meant to type piece not peace.

“It's Not What You Do”

Level 5

Since: Apr 09

It's The Way That You Do It!!!

#22 Nov 19, 2011
DJZ wrote:
<quoted text>Not to be mean, but the only reason you did better in school was for a little peace of lipstick and makeup and not for the educational benefit, and that was the reason you were failing? weak.
Oh come on......I was 11 years old and in a new school and all my other grades were good......it was only one class. How could I be failing because of makeup, I was wearing the makeup till he told me to stop. I could have worn lipstick by using my friends everyday and not done my work and I didn't say I was failing, I said he wanted my grade to be better. Instead I took the high road and refused the lipstick and studied hard, brought the grade and made my father proud. What more do you want from and 11 year old??? You are applying adult thinking here for a child and my post was about a way to help a child without using punishment that is harsh......gee, you missed the whole point of the post!!!

“It's Not What You Do”

Level 5

Since: Apr 09

It's The Way That You Do It!!!

#23 Nov 19, 2011
DJZ wrote:
<quoted text>I meant to type piece not peace.
I knew what you meant. BTW, some parents paid their kids for good grades and I was not paid a penny for them, so I think I had some idea about getting an education for learnings sake.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#24 Nov 19, 2011
DJZ wrote:
<quoted text>Not to be mean, but the only reason you did better in school was for a little peace of lipstick and makeup and not for the educational benefit, and that was the reason you were failing? weak.
But a creative parent will use whatever a child is interested as motivation to curb behavior.
DJZ

Merrillville, IN

#25 Nov 19, 2011
Hey_Hey Paula wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh come on......I was 11 years old and in a new school and all my other grades were good......it was only one class. How could I be failing because of makeup, I was wearing the makeup till he told me to stop. I could have worn lipstick by using my friends everyday and not done my work and I didn't say I was failing, I said he wanted my grade to be better. Instead I took the high road and refused the lipstick and studied hard, brought the grade and made my father proud. What more do you want from and 11 year old??? You are applying adult thinking here for a child and my post was about a way to help a child without using punishment that is harsh......gee, you missed the whole point of the post!!!
Oh. I tend to have a stern outlook on things.

“It's Not What You Do”

Level 5

Since: Apr 09

It's The Way That You Do It!!!

#26 Nov 19, 2011
DJZ wrote:
<quoted text>Oh. I tend to have a stern outlook on things.
I am sorry to read this. I used to be very critical of other people and even more critical of myself. I have worked on that and when I eased up on others I eased up on myself and I am a much happier person. Every person I meet, I look for something to compliment them about. It brings a smile to both our faces.
Nice to meet you DJZ!!!
DJZ

Merrillville, IN

#27 Nov 19, 2011
Hey_Hey Paula wrote:
<quoted text>
I am sorry to read this. I used to be very critical of other people and even more critical of myself. I have worked on that and when I eased up on others I eased up on myself and I am a much happier person. Every person I meet, I look for something to compliment them about. It brings a smile to both our faces.
Nice to meet you DJZ!!!
Nice to meet you to. Why do you say sorry about reading my post. It seems that people tend to say that when they do nothing offensive like when they hear bad news and say it like it is their fault.

“It's Not What You Do”

Level 5

Since: Apr 09

It's The Way That You Do It!!!

#28 Nov 19, 2011
DJZ wrote:
<quoted text>Nice to meet you to. Why do you say sorry about reading my post. It seems that people tend to say that when they do nothing offensive like when they hear bad news and say it like it is their fault.
Thanks. What I meant by being sorry to read that, you posted you tend to look at the sterner side of life and to me that didn't sound like much fun. I'm sorry in the sense that I would like to see you have a bit brighter outlook on life and that is why I posted about me being critical in the past. I know I don't know you but that makes no never mind to me. I feel a person can feel or be sorry about something even when it's not their fault.

“Jody”

Level 7

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#29 Nov 19, 2011
DJZ wrote:
I got in trouble with a group of "friends" in highschool. They were not bad people just a bunch of nuts. The warning signs were there, and adults told I should go before things got bad, but I was too naive and stupid to avoid it. I am a nice person and all the teachers and my parents knew it, but still I got in trouble. ME! HOW DARE THEY COMPARED ME TO THOSE HALFWITS! I admit it was my fault for not leaving and I would have understood if I was blamed by people who did not know me, but they knew me! The worst and humiliating part of it all is THAT MOST OF IT WAS MY FAULT AND WAS TO STUPID TO LEAVE! I still hold a grudge about the incident, and holding grudges from past incidents has made me into the better person I am. When I make mistakes I know why they were wrong. When other children make mistakes they don't repeat them out of fear of punishment, not for the moral implications. That is what puts me above all other spoiled brats and makes me BETTER THAN THEM! I am 19 now and will put my weak childhood behind. Adults (not all of them unfortunately) will always be stronger, smarter, wiser, and therefore better than the weak underlings of society. WHO AGREES WITH ME!
The maturing stage of facing self motives and taking ownership for mistakes is a major, major step in being the person you want to be. Sounds like you entered that stage earlier than most. What most people who can't take responsibility for their own errors fail to realize,.. saying "I was wrong" is a self healing process, it allows one the freedom of being human instead of guilty and one can move on towards loving and valuing themself without all the defensive baggage.

Cyber handshake to you.
DJZ

Merrillville, IN

#30 Nov 19, 2011
Hey_Hey Paula wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks. What I meant by being sorry to read that, you posted you tend to look at the sterner side of life and to me that didn't sound like much fun. I'm sorry in the sense that I would like to see you have a bit brighter outlook on life and that is why I posted about me being critical in the past. I know I don't know you but that makes no never mind to me. I feel a person can feel or be sorry about something even when it's not their fault.
Thank you Paula. THank you off trail.
DJZ

Merrillville, IN

#31 Nov 19, 2011
off the trail wrote:
<quoted text>
The maturing stage of facing self motives and taking ownership for mistakes is a major, major step in being the person you want to be. Sounds like you entered that stage earlier than most. What most people who can't take responsibility for their own errors fail to realize,.. saying "I was wrong" is a self healing process, it allows one the freedom of being human instead of guilty and one can move on towards loving and valuing themself without all the defensive baggage.
Cyber handshake to you.
Thank you Paula. Thank you off trail.

“It's Not What You Do”

Level 5

Since: Apr 09

It's The Way That You Do It!!!

#32 Nov 19, 2011
DJZ wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you Paula. THank you off trail.
You are most welcome.......hope you are having and will continue to have a wonderful weekend!!!

“It's Not What You Do”

Level 5

Since: Apr 09

It's The Way That You Do It!!!

#33 Nov 19, 2011
DJZ wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you Paula. Thank you off trail.
:)

“Jody”

Level 7

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#34 Nov 19, 2011
DJZ wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you Paula. Thank you off trail.
Thanks to you as well.
(-;
DJZ

Merrillville, IN

#35 Nov 19, 2011
off the trail wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks to you as well.
(-;
For what?

“Jody”

Level 7

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#36 Nov 19, 2011
DJZ wrote:
<quoted text>For what?
For being forthcoming and open.[real]
Sentinel

Chicoutimi, Canada

#37 Nov 19, 2011
Went to boarding school from grade 4-grade 9.
Dorm parents would make us carry firewood up a long hill if our rooms weren't up to standards.

Did get paddled once for trying to run away from that school, but that was the last time any 'stranger' smacked me for doing something wrong. I kept telling him..'you're really gonna regret doing this you mean ol prick"...and he kept whacking away..hahaha

Real parents were easy to get along with...except the time my bro and I used a hammer to beat the hub cabs off my fathers new 1970 Buick Skylark(what a car, 2 door, 350 V8....) Have no idea why we did that, playing cops and robbers maybe?

“Master Baker”

Level 5

Since: Jul 08

Hidden-like GINSENG.

#38 Nov 19, 2011
Sentinel wrote:
Went to boarding school from grade 4-grade 9.
Dorm parents would make us carry firewood up a long hill if our rooms weren't up to standards.
Did get paddled once for trying to run away from that school, but that was the last time any 'stranger' smacked me for doing something wrong. I kept telling him..'you're really gonna regret doing this you mean ol prick"...and he kept whacking away..hahaha
Real parents were easy to get along with...except the time my bro and I used a hammer to beat the hub cabs off my fathers new 1970 Buick Skylark(what a car, 2 door, 350 V8....) Have no idea why we did that, playing cops and robbers maybe?
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Man oh Man.. If only I could go back to those days.. There would be a few bruised heads. I look back at some of the Boarding schools, and sometimes I still nightmare about them all.. Some of the most ridiculous things. Especially in the harsh, stern, fundamentalist Christian schools.......... Only by the Grace of God did I let some of those stupid , stiffnecked jerks,,, even -----LIVE....
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Grrrrr!! I mean they would even punish us for holding hands with an opposite sex??? HUH?? What did they want ?? Gay people//???? Oh my... O gotta get off that'n... Tee hee..

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Makes me Wanna----------wait for it..
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GET YOUR GUN
MARILYNN MANSON

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lol... Duh--Thanks for allowing me to vent there.. Whew!! I feel a lil better now.. Touchy subject for me.. OUCH!!!Peace out..
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:)X+X-X@@@
Sam

Fairmont, WV

#39 Nov 19, 2011
At 13 I recieved a punishment that made me think about everything that I was about to do wrong after that. I didn't like triming around moms flowers after mowing so I cut them down one day, when dad came home from work and seen what had happened I knew that I was getting a beating, to my surprise & embarresment he handed me a dozen cut flowers and told me that they were a gift from him to me. A few minutes later he said that we needed to go to town and that I damn well better not forget to carry my flowers. When we went to town he made me carry them in front of me, not down to my side, and I think we walked into every store that was in our small town. lol, that Navy Seal could have hurt me bad but he didnt, he was very cunning. P.S. later on when I turned 18 he also taught me a lesson about what happens when you hit a Seal in the face.
DJZ

Merrillville, IN

#40 Nov 19, 2011
Sam wrote:
At 13 I recieved a punishment that made me think about everything that I was about to do wrong after that. I didn't like triming around moms flowers after mowing so I cut them down one day, when dad came home from work and seen what had happened I knew that I was getting a beating, to my surprise & embarresment he handed me a dozen cut flowers and told me that they were a gift from him to me. A few minutes later he said that we needed to go to town and that I damn well better not forget to carry my flowers. When we went to town he made me carry them in front of me, not down to my side, and I think we walked into every store that was in our small town. lol, that Navy Seal could have hurt me bad but he didnt, he was very cunning. P.S. later on when I turned 18 he also taught me a lesson about what happens when you hit a Seal in the face.
Your father is a Navy Seal. That sounds awsome. Why did you hit him though.

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