Why don't parents discipline their ch...

Why don't parents discipline their children anymore?

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Concerned Tax Payer

Morristown, TN

#1 Sep 13, 2008
My husband, daughter, and I were at College Square Mall shopping last Saturday. A mother and daughter (around 2 years old) were shopping in an area that we were in. The daughter came over to my daughter, who was in her stroller, and started touching her. That was ok, but then she tried to put her fingers in my daughter's mouth! Her mother continued to shop without even looking up. She did say, "Leave them alone so they can shop." Her daughter completely ignored her.
I see this type of behavior ALL the time. Parents: please discipline your children. You cannot do this by saying "stop" and then not following thru on it. We are raising a generation of children who do not respect other people. This has to stop! What are they going to do when they grow up?

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#2 Sep 13, 2008
Concerned Tax Payer wrote:
My husband, daughter, and I were at College Square Mall shopping last Saturday. A mother and daughter (around 2 years old) were shopping in an area that we were in. The daughter came over to my daughter, who was in her stroller, and started touching her. That was ok, but then she tried to put her fingers in my daughter's mouth! Her mother continued to shop without even looking up. She did say, "Leave them alone so they can shop." Her daughter completely ignored her.
I see this type of behavior ALL the time. Parents: please discipline your children. You cannot do this by saying "stop" and then not following thru on it. We are raising a generation of children who do not respect other people. This has to stop! What are they going to do when they grow up?
I agree 100%, I see it all the time! These "new age" parents that want their child to "find themselves" BS! The child is learning, it needs someone to guide it, "properly". I would have gone to the mother and told her 'Make your kid keep her snotty fingers to herself!'

I see so many people think that having a child is like a bird hatching a chick, once they can flap their wings, they're on their own.
Luce

United States

#3 Sep 14, 2008
Lack of discipline is a problem, however, love and spending quality time together as a family is an even bigger problem in today's families.
How many families even have dinner at home anymore when they're rushing to daily events.
jana

Henderson, NC

#4 Oct 3, 2008
i know a kid that is sooo mean and he is 10 and he is always trying to hit little 4 and 5 year olds. he told everyone that his mom and dad do not ground him or spank him they just warn him.i wish i could report parents to social services for not punishing their children.that is neglect!!!when you punish and teach your children you love them if you dont then you dont love them.

“Like any other man,but more so”

Since: Sep 07

Cimmeria

#5 Oct 3, 2008
Because they have been brainwashed by the media and th AMA into believing that any corporal punishment is "hitting" your child.This whole trend of demagoguing a spanking into full blown child abuse began around the time the whole feminist single mom "family" exploded on the scene.Single Mothers not, wanting to jeopardize their friendship with their proginy, needed a way out of the unpleasant, yet neccessary duty of corporal punishment, and were handed that wink and nod from the liberal AMA. How ironic that they are trying to ban spanking as brutal and barbaric, whilst pushing the wholesale slaughter of babies in th womb.WTF!!!
Bigfoot

United States

#6 Oct 3, 2008
If they do discipline them, society will take them. Its part of WHAT is comming, if it is not ALREADY here. In the "politically correct" society, parents give birth to them, that is it. The STATE raises them, not the parents. I'm referring to the NWO.

Tell people the truth, they'll call out the guys in the White Coats after you, have you tossed in jail, in a nuthouse, especially if you are religious, especially if you are Christian.

For some reason, current society HATES Christians.
Attack another religion, like Islam, you are seen as a Hate-monger. Attack Christianity, you are seen as being "politically correct".

Since: Jul 08

Portland, OR

#7 Oct 4, 2008
Concerned Tax Payer wrote:
My husband, daughter, and I were at College Square Mall shopping last Saturday. A mother and daughter (around 2 years old) were shopping in an area that we were in. The daughter came over to my daughter, who was in her stroller, and started touching her. That was ok, but then she tried to put her fingers in my daughter's mouth! Her mother continued to shop without even looking up. She did say, "Leave them alone so they can shop." Her daughter completely ignored her.
I see this type of behavior ALL the time. Parents: please discipline your children. You cannot do this by saying "stop" and then not following thru on it. We are raising a generation of children who do not respect other people. This has to stop! What are they going to do when they grow up?
It would have been within your rights to tell the 2 year old that it's not a good idea to touch other kids without asking, and to not put your fingers in someone's mouth. If she would have kept going I would have said that she's going to get bitten.

Perhaps also making a comment to the parent about her 2 year old wandering off and that their are a lot of strangers around.
Toby

United States

#8 Nov 27, 2008
Here is the problem. As parents we are not allowed to apply corporal punishment due to "political correctness." However, we as parents can sign release forms from school allowing the principal to put a wooden paddle on our childs rearend. No wonder parents are dropping their chilren off in Nebraska. Maybe the state can due a better job raising them.
Toby

United States

#9 Nov 27, 2008
Here is the problem. As parents we are not allowed to apply corporal punishment due to "political correctness." However, we as parents can sign release forms from school allowing the principal to put a wooden paddle on our childs rearend. No wonder parents are dropping their chilren off in Nebraska. Maybe the state can do a better job raising them.
Toby

United States

#10 Nov 27, 2008
jana wrote:
i know a kid that is sooo mean and he is 10 and he is always trying to hit little 4 and 5 year olds. he told everyone that his mom and dad do not ground him or spank him they just warn him.i wish i could report parents to social services for not punishing their children.that is neglect!!!when you punish and teach your children you love them if you dont then you dont love them.
Jana, in response to calling social services. I once put a belt on my 14 yr old stepson which he rightfully deserved. He has discipline as-well-as beahavior problems. As a result, I not only received a visit from DHR, but I also had to appear before a grand jury for assault. Fortunately, my case was no billed, but guess what the impact was? I no longer discipline him, and I have effectively been removed as a authorative parent. He now has the power because political correctness taught him this. No wonder children stay in trouble. Thanks to our laws.

“Jersey Girl ”

Since: Sep 08

Jersey Baby!!!

#12 Nov 27, 2008
Luce wrote:
Lack of discipline is a problem, however, love and spending quality time together as a family is an even bigger problem in today's families.
How many families even have dinner at home anymore when they're rushing to daily events.
Its true I would be put in the generation of new age parents, however i make sure my child knows that when i say stop she stops and if she doesnt she gets in trouble. I know that a lot of familys do not have family time, I try the best I can to. maybe 2 nites a week we dont but for the most part we do and its sad to see these parents not care anymore.

“Jersey Girl ”

Since: Sep 08

Jersey Baby!!!

#13 Nov 27, 2008
damskippy wrote:
Because they have been brainwashed by the media and th AMA into believing that any corporal punishment is "hitting" your child.This whole trend of demagoguing a spanking into full blown child abuse began around the time the whole feminist single mom "family" exploded on the scene.Single Mothers not, wanting to jeopardize their friendship with their proginy, needed a way out of the unpleasant, yet neccessary duty of corporal punishment, and were handed that wink and nod from the liberal AMA. How ironic that they are trying to ban spanking as brutal and barbaric, whilst pushing the wholesale slaughter of babies in th womb.WTF!!!
Your right people need to spank their children if all else fails.
PDX Dave

Portland, OR

#14 Jun 27, 2013
When I was a kid, I was a difficult little boy in that I rebelled against everything but I was also the kind of kid which is NOT what is known as "a compliant child". What that means is, some kids naturally want to be good and do what they're told is the right thing by mom and dad. My wife is like that, when she was young all they had to do was tell her not to do something because it was that – and the job was done. Well, with me... not so much! I had a very adversarial deal of my parents, a real "me and them" thing. And I misbehaved and did what was wrong as often as I could. And guess what – threatening me or giving me a (don't make me laugh)'timeout' had zero effect on me. One thing threats were empty, and I knew it. For another I never obeyed the timeout order, the minute their back was turned I got off the little stool and ran off! Well, if my parents were not the kind to just threaten me again and repeat the cycle. No, my dad spanked my bare butt! And I mean hard to, with his open hand – because once it got to that point he knew it was time to get my attention. And, ladies and gentlemen, that's exactly what it did! The threat of a spanking had zero effect, but getting hauled across his lap with my pants pulled down and my butt cheeks made flaming red and burning, now THAT got my attention. And yes, it stopped me from purposely doing bad things for a couple of weeks. And particularly that one bad thing – whatever it was that it got me spanked – I would not repeat! Corporal punishment is a good thing overall, and society is today paying the price for losing it.

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