A Clash of Civilisations

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A Clash of Civilisations

Postby Per » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:57 am

Italian politician arrested in Stockholm for beating his son in public:

http://www.thelocal.se/35982/20110906/

Corporal punishment of children has been illegal in Sweden since 1979.
Apparently it's still considered OK in Italy.
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Re: A Clash of Civilisations

Postby LotusBlossom » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:49 am

Hmmm...

I have friends that have kids that are totally out of control and use the law on their side so their parents can't even spank the kids or else they'll be arrested but the kids act like assholes to the whole world. That's the other end of the spectrum.

I never slapped my child, but I can count on one hand how many times she has been spanked over the years. I explained to her why she was getting spanked, and how she should remember for next time not to do those things so she doesn't have to receive a spanking. For the most part, a good talking to and grounding was enough to get the message across.

Now as a teenager, if she gets 'out of line' (which hardly ever happens because she's a totally awesome kid) I just take privileges away.
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Re: A Clash of Civilisations

Postby ODB » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:56 am

Spanking your kids = failure!

No reason... no excuse.... ever!?!?! Image

As a society we don't allow adults to go around hitting each other so why on Earth would anyone think it's ok to hit a child?
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Re: A Clash of Civilisations

Postby LotusBlossom » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:14 am

ODB wrote:Spanking your kids = failure!


Pretty blanket statement there.

No reason... no excuse.... ever!?!?! Image

As a society we don't allow adults to go around hitting each other so why on Earth would anyone think it's ok to hit a child?


http://www.psychpage.com/family/library/spank.htm

Spanking isn't beating and my child hasn't been spanked since she was 9 years old.
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Re: A Clash of Civilisations

Postby Strangelove » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:12 am

ODB wrote:As a society we don't allow adults to go around hitting each other so why on Earth would anyone think it's ok to hit a child?


OKAY, let's bring back public floggings!

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As for the ole woodshed approach on kiddies, I like the maxim "spare the rod, spoil the child".

And I don't want to see any "rod" jokes. :evil:

Honestly though, I have 3 children and I only had to spank ONE of them (half-dozen times or so??).

But perhaps "Time Outs" are great if one happens to be raising an alternate-lifestyle-type-kid??

Who knows....

So corporal punishment of children is more acceptable in Italy than Sweden?

Did not know that!

Although the few statistics I find this morning seem to indicate it's just the other way around in regards to..

capital punishment of children (aka abortion).

I mean for those who consider abortion to equate with capital punishment......


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Re: A Clash of Civilisations

Postby Topper » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:25 pm

beat your kids
Over the Internet, you can pretend to be anyone or anything.

I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.
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Re: A Clash of Civilisations

Postby Arachnid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:50 pm

ODB wrote:Spanking your kids = failure!

No reason... no excuse.... ever!?!?! Image

As a society we don't allow adults to go around hitting each other so why on Earth would anyone think it's ok to hit a child?


I couldn't agree more ODz, you so much as touch your kid you should be thrown in jail for child abuse. No excuses. In this modern secular society the fire & brimstone mentality has no place.
If you can't use your intelligence to nurture and discipline your child you probably shouldn't be a parent... 8-)
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Re: A Clash of Civilisations

Postby Strangelove » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:35 pm

Arachnid wrote:I couldn't agree more ODz, you so much as touch your kid you should be thrown in jail for child abuse. No excuses. In this modern secular society the fire & brimstone mentality has no place.


Hmmm perhaps you'd feel more comfortable ole chum if you moved to some God-forsaken place such as Sweden.

Meanwhile here in the Free World:

http://www.corpun.com/cad00401.htm#12678

Arachnid wrote:If you can't use your intelligence to nurture and discipline your child you probably shouldn't be a parent... 8-)


So you believe in "disciplining" children.... mentally?? :shock:

So wot are we talkin here? Intellectual bullying?? Psychological/Emotional-torture??

Good God, how positively evil!! :crazy:

No offense ole bean, but if you were spanked more as a child you prolly never would've adopted such barbaric beliefs.
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Re: A Clash of Civilisations

Postby Arachnid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:54 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Arachnid wrote:I couldn't agree more ODz, you so much as touch your kid you should be thrown in jail for child abuse. No excuses. In this modern secular society the fire & brimstone mentality has no place.


Hmmm perhaps you'd feel more comfortable ole chum if you moved to some God-forsaken place such as Sweden.

Meanwhile here in the Free World:

http://www.corpun.com/cad00401.htm#12678

Arachnid wrote:If you can't use your intelligence to nurture and discipline your child you probably shouldn't be a parent... 8-)


So you believe in "disciplining" children.... mentally?? :shock:

So wot are we talkin here? Intellectual bullying?? Psychological/Emotional-torture??

Good God, how positively evil!! :crazy:

No offense ole bean, but if you were spanked more as a child you prolly never would've adopted such barbaric beliefs.


Doc...I already live in a God-forsaken place...remember.... ;)

I was never beaten as a child, I'm sure my parents were but I geuss I just convinced them to lay off me...violence begats violence afterall...just ask the Israelis :P

I am pretty strong mentally butt I prefer to call it Master Manipulating™ ...I mean we all do it...we get it 24/7 from the TV, Interweb, government propaganda, school....I've been accused of being a righteous intellect on these here boards and I can convince you I am not...I am a mere mortal. Saaaaaaaaaaaaay where is Dr. Spock when we need him anyways......i gots a teenager at home now that is manipulating the hellout of every adult around him...hmmmmmmmmm....

I may be an arsehole sometimes Doc...butt I'm no ones arsehole than my own... :mex:
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Re: A Clash of Civilisations

Postby Strangelove » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:07 pm

Arachnid wrote:I may be an arsehole sometimes Doc...butt I'm no ones arsehole than my own... :mex:


Now how could one ever know that for certain?
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Re: A Clash of Civilisations

Postby Arachnid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:49 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Arachnid wrote:I may be an arsehole sometimes Doc...butt I'm no ones arsehole than my own... :mex:


Now how could one ever know that for certain?


Oh...let's just call it a gut feeling :D
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