Thats not being snarky, I'm serious. If I get angry with him, he gets even more angry at the injustice of me spanking him and getting angry at him for simply being angry. Thank you Tricia, you are the voice of reason. Back in the early 70's I met Sharon, and her son Tim, I was a young man at the time. I am a teacher and I too have tried all the teacher tricks and the parent tricks, including spanking.
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But the other half are in relationships that are either emotionally or physically abusive. You know what he is saying but you are using his column to post your cut and paste spam of this event that you have posted dozens of times on other people's columns. He went off with another woman just before I was born and subsequently emigrated to Australia. There are no psychiatric tests for prospective parents hence their mental stability cannot be vouched upon to defend this "disciplinary" action. We must have talked for about an hour during which time, he remained calm.
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And to make it even more challenging, none of our kids come with an instruction manual attached. You live in fear and at the same time support children getting arrested for something as innocuous as pointing a finger like it was a gun. Understanding Celebrity Obsession Celebrity worship in children can run a fine line between fandom and unhealthy obsession. And they teach that by modeling it themselves. I suggest those of you who advocate the corporal punishment of children read the ACE study adverse childhood experiences and then perhaps your opinion will change. Along those lines, we caution parents who have a hard time controlling their temper to choose alternative forms of discipline. It was completely harmless.
Have the courage to stand alone, if necessary to die alone. The reports about the punishment meted out by Peterson to his son, and the consequent injuries his son suffered, indicate his behavior on that occasion was far outside those boundaries. You, obviously know your child best, but maybe eliminating dairy would help lessen the amount and intensity of the anger, like it does with mine. I have spent years blaming myself for his behavior and his attitudes. And now she equates her discipline with consequences, results of choices she made, rather than hatred or some personal vendetta of mine.