Welcome to Truthful Tuesday, a prompt originally set by PCGuyIV, covered by Melanie and now one I am temporarily hosting until he wants to take it back.
Unlike Fibbing Friday, the concept is quite simple in that I ask a question and you reply honestly and truthfully.
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Some people believe they have been starved of love and affection as children and are compensating by smothering their own.
I believe discipline and being taught a sense of values and respect is vital as children grow up. I cannot abide spoiled brats who get everything they want when they want it or whinge and whine when they don’t get it.
So my question this week is:
What are your thoughts on the saying Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child.
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Beating children is NOT the answer. Discipline is. Teaching them what right and what’s wrong is essential, but do not with love not hardness.
I don’t believe in beatings either Sadje. Discipline does not need a fist or a belt..
Yes, a bit of firmness is all that takes. My kids were always well behaved, except when they went through teenage but were never bratty or whiny. Now Maasha’Allah, my grandkids are all so sweet and nice, even the one turning 13 this month.
My eldest niece was a brat, and still is (she’s 45 now)
So sad for her.
I’m not. She was not a nice child growing up, neither was she as a teenager or young adult. Her eldest daughter was too but seems to have settled down since she had her son 9 years ago. I haven’t seen or heard anything from them since Mum’s funeral five years ago, but then I didn’t expect to. Just the way it is.
I can imagine how you feel.
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This one made me rant a bit.
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I believe in strictness. Not with a rod. A tough love. At an young age they should be made to do certain things and need to listen and follow rules. It is really hard being the bad cop. I think that has been lost in the literal sense. Enforcing discipline is needed and kids do learn. Parents need to be bad cop and grandparents good cop 😃.
Good response Ganga. Sometimes I think parents are afraid to discipline their kids.
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To be honest I can’t recall even hearing that saying before, so I suppose that’s a good thing?
I remember it from years ago especially when I worked with a woman who did not agree with a spanking for bad behaviour whereas her husband did if their son played up…………. and did he. He was excluded from school at least once every term, he bit a teacher, threw a chair through a school window and released a tirade of bad language in class. ‘Dad’ wanted to give him a good hiding. Mum instead decided to take him shopping, and bought the latest video games. He therefore grew up to understand bad behaviour was rewarded and they were at a loss how to control him.
I believe in discipline, and withdrawing privileges for bad behaviour.
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