Do you believe in good old fashioned discipline for children ?

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  1. freecampingaussie profile image59
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    Do you believe in good old fashioned discipline for children ?

    I have been working with 3 yr old children lately & it is obvious there is a lack of discipline in the homes so I hate to think of what these kids will be like as teenagers . We were smacked when naught & so were our kids & are all well mannered , well adjusted adults . ( Not abuse just discipline with a hand on bottom or light tap on hand to stop them touching something dangerous )
    What do you think about the lack of discipline & the amount of children out of control these days ?

  2. legitimo profile image43
    legitimoposted 7 years ago

    Sometimes I do,But a child can be discipline with out a rod too just take things away.But, I know where your coming from

  3. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    I actually just thought about this. I tried watching comedians from thirty years ago. Before that I watched documentaries (many of them) about 50-100 years ago.
    Our kids are pathetic weaklings who don't know how to care for anything. Compared to how children were treated, our children do not know the meaning of the word pain. "Oh, my cell phone won't work." "I'm bored". Just kick your kid outside on his butt and leave him with a stick or a tree for a few hours. And if you even try to whine about ants or bugs, you can just stay right out there with them.
    I even visited Europe a few years ago. Our teenagers and young are sticks compared to the dangerous and frightening youth of England. I sat across the room from a bunch of skaters in Oxford who were all sitting at a table cussing their hearts out about how they wish they could go to "bloody america" and that they could "do whatever they want" here. It's a total lie. The youth have more power and education in England than they do in America. They are enhanced in everything. Except looks.
    If anything, our children should be going (not to military boot camp) but to England for a change of mind. Careful students! They might understand what morals and values are on the way!

  4. Made profile image59
    Madeposted 7 years ago

    I can hardly believe it's still allowed to spank children in the USA and many other parts of the world. In Finland we have had an antispanking law since 1984.

  5. prektjr.dc profile image83
    prektjr.dcposted 7 years ago

    As a parent, I have spanked my children on occasion.  It was not often, mostly when the child breeched a safety issue or one of utter disrespect for others.  It was not often.  As a preschool teacher, I learned about positive reinforcement and I began to use it not only in the classroom, but at home.  Over the past 10 years, I have learned how to teach children to have good behavior.  It works, now I would never need to resort to spanking, it is all about teaching a child.  I have even recently written a hub about it!  The main thing is it works!

  6. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 7 years ago

    Most definitely I do! The older ways are the better ways, not just for the parent but also for the child. The child learns quickly that if they mess up you will be upset and you will punish them for what they have done or said.

  7. lydocia profile image83
    lydociaposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely not.

    Violence as a means to discipline children will only teach them that violence to discipline others is okay, meaning that if someoen say something bad to them, they'll punch, if someone does something they disapprove of, they'll punch.

    Yes, I am taking the view a tad extremistic there.

    I see every child as a person. Younger, smaller than the ones we usually deal with, but a person nonetheless. One capable of reason, one capable of being taught and being punished and disciplined without violence.

  8. birdsjeannemp90 profile image61
    birdsjeannemp90posted 6 years ago

    surely do..parents should train children while they're still in the womb..low tone of voice, but firm and straiht eye contact with the child set's the mood of every conversation with them..on a different level..a screaming or moody corner can be set up at home so they'd know that they can't enjoy the whole house if they're not in good mood so as not to infect everyone.. !

  9. Liam Hall profile image54
    Liam Hallposted 5 years ago

    I believe a smacking is a good way to discipline kids of course either spanking on their ass or slapping back of legs and back of their hands. and Made its not violent its Disciplined what soft parents do by just talking or send them to a naughty area will only work for a short while. If i had kid i will only raise my hand on the following occasions;

    -Throwing a tamp tron not willing to listen
    - if i hear them swear
    - if they get violent with other brothers, sister throwing things around and slamming doors

    At times i will also tell them off for;
    -Forgetting their manners
    -being rude

    and i also seem to see kids ages 13 or under now getting games that are 18+ like
    call of duty which i don't not allow i don't mind if their 15 and mature but not 13 when they can learn bad words
    its a shame that we have to let kids get away with everything now since just a telling off isn't enough.
    like i said i personally smack them on those occasions and then a week worth of being grounded. After all it will work better than sending kid to room without their toy or supper since they will slowly defy those


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