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How did your parents discipline you as a child?

  1. capricornrising profile image59
    capricornrisingposted 6 years ago

    How did your parents discipline you as a child?

  2. calpol25 profile image67
    calpol25posted 6 years ago

    My parents were extremely strict, but it was a good thing we knew manners, and we knew right and wrong and if we stepped out of line we were punished usually told off but if we were extremely bad then we got a smacked backside and sent to our rooms.
    I only got smacked once and always behaved after that episode, it did us no harm.

  3. mediawizard profile image70
    mediawizardposted 6 years ago

    A spanking every time I was naughty. I got my last spanking when I was 14.  I also got in time-out allot too.

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    It was just me and my mom, and I wasn't a problem--so she talked to me, told me right from wrong and that was about it.

    After she died and I moved in with my aunt and uncle, they used grounding which I hated and it didn't really work.

  5. LisaKoski profile image94
    LisaKoskiposted 6 years ago

    My parents were very strict and when I was younger. They spanked me and my siblings and send us to our rooms. At one point my father used a willow tree branch and another time he used a homemade paddle. I think it was effective considering that I know I was never anything like the screaming and disrespectful children I deal with at work almost every day. Never hated my parents for it, even though my own methods for discipline will be different for my own children one day.

  6. athena2011 profile image55
    athena2011posted 6 years ago

    My parents were very strict and we were both spanked and sent to our room in punishment.

    They taught me good manners and right from wrong and I'm glad that they did.

    I think that the uproar these days about spanking is utter rubbish and a large part of the reason we have such out of control kids. Obviously I am against abuse with punishment, but spanking never hurt anyone when doled out properly.

  7. bluewaterbay profile image59
    bluewaterbayposted 6 years ago

    I didn't get in trouble very often, but when I did I was either spanked, grounded, or given a verbal reprimand.

  8. seattleamilehigh1 profile image60
    seattleamilehigh1posted 6 years ago

    i never got hit with anything other than a wooden spoon or a swat on the backside. My parents seemed to be real good at having me be scared of them without having to do much. I just knew that there were no threats, just promises. Thats how I think it should be, a healthy amount of respect mixed in with a little enforcement. Seems now (and I'm only 23) that kids aren't afraid of anything, which is concerning considering how fast our world moves today.

  9. creativebutterfly profile image59
    creativebutterflyposted 6 years ago

    Very badly, verbal abusive and physical abuse not nice at all...

  10. iviskei profile image74
    iviskeiposted 6 years ago

    I got flicked in the forehead when I misbehaved.

  11. terced ojos profile image65
    terced ojosposted 6 years ago

    I was raised in the "woop yo ass" tradition of the 70's and 80's.............Corporal punishment has since evolved into child abuse...

    Does this mean that I have an excuse for my "impulse control" problem? know that thing that happens when some idiot pisses you off and before you know it you've punched them in the face, choked them out and began to uncontrollably stomp them into a pulp while spewing consecutive explitives...later only to forget why you got angry in the first place...i've heard that lots of felons suffer from this particular psychosis...

    Am I the only one?

  12. capricornrising profile image59
    capricornrisingposted 6 years ago

    Thank you for your candid responses, everyone.

    When I was a child, my mother spanked us with her slipper if she was upset with us. On more rare occasions, if we were "really bad" my dad pulled out his belt. Only once did a parent's anger drive them to go a little further than that.

    They also used a lot of angry scolding in loud voices. This is what has carried over into my own life - and I've worked very hard to stop doing it with people who upset me.

  13. profile image0
    rutheddavidposted 5 years ago

    coming from a broken family, I was disciplined most likely through abrupt and impulsive treatments. Perhaps because of the pressure my parents were undergoing regarding their separation during the time, they had lesser time spent talking to me or even giving me proper counsel.

    Nevertheless, I could say that even though this was the case about me, the shortest spare time that either one of my parents spend with me are well appreciated, as I count them to be most important aspects of discipline that I ever received as a child.

    Overall, I would say that the discipline that came from my parents was suffice enough to remind me of what kind of human being I should be which I had become at present. Regarding disciplining children and dealing with their behavior, here are some hubs I think would be helpful:

    Understanding the Plight of a Stressed Child Part I: … ssed-Child

    How to not loose your temper when disciplining your child: … your-child

  14. cy10 profile image80
    cy10posted 2 years ago

    They didn't really "discipline" me - generally I was well-behaved, so they had no reason to. When I did misbehave, though, I usually got screamed at for a few minutes, followed by tense silence in the house. Phrases like, "You're worthless! Even a dog would be a better child than you!" still ring in my mind. Threats like, "If you don't shape up immediately I'll go tell the principal tomorrow!" effectively reigned me in. They weren't the best at disciplining, but needless to say, I learned what's right and what's wrong.