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quote:Originally posted by Andrew K FletcherEver watched super nanny? she is amazing with kids of all age groups, bringing them under control in a few hours after years of mayhem. Can't remember her ever beating the crap out of any of the kids though. Not even a slight tap on the hand from her was observed as all the kids fall into line. And I have observed parents that have watched this programme putting into practice what she clearly demonstrated works, with their own children.
quote:Smacking children is not going to do anything other than breed a new generation of children smackers and wife beaters!
quote:Ever watched super nanny? she is amazing with kids of all age groups, bringing them under control in a few hours after years of mayhem. Can't remember her ever beating the crap out of any of the kids though. Not even a slight tap on the hand from her was observed as all the kids fall into line. And I have observed parents that have watched this programme putting into practice what she clearly demonstrated works, with their own children.
quote:Originally posted by ukmickyAs my wife says children these days have too many rights.Last year my wife was deliberately and accidentally assaulted on more than twenty occasions whilst protecting pupils who were being attacked by other students and on 3 occasions was hurt bad enough that she had to take time off sick. The education authority advises teachers and school workers not to physically intervene in any fights between pupils and should attempt to stop the fight through shouting or talking to the pupils involved. As my wife says it’s laughable, how can you stand by when a 6 year old child is being beaten senseless by a 10 year old who will without any provocation or hesitation punch, kick, head butt, or even stab with pencils other pupils. The reason their not supposed to physically intervene is because the law protects the child who is doing the assaulting and by physically restraining the out of control child the school and my wife can be sued for assault.When I went to school children sat quietly in class and almost never answered the teacher back, assaults on teachers and assaults on people outside school by children was unheard of , and the reason was because they had the threat of the slipper or the cane hanging over them if they dared. It taught them right from wrong inside and outside school and this country was a much better place for it.
quote:Originally posted by DoctorBeaverPersonally I consider sending into a child into a separate room for however long, with no toys & nothing to do except sit there & brood about things, a more cruel punishment than a quick smack on the back of the leg. It's certainly longer-lasting. 2 minutes after a smack the pain has gone.
quote:The other big argument I had with the SS was about arguing in front of kids. According to the SS it's a big no-no - you mustn't ever do it. My view is that if kids see their parents argue & then make-up, it teaches them that you can row & still maintain a relationship. It's a perfectly natural part of life. I haven't yet heard a convincing argument against my view.
quote:Originally posted by another_someoneSecondly, the child may feel that the difference of opinion between its parents might present an opportunity to use one parent against the other to its own advantage. In my view, parents should always seek, as far as is practical, to present a united front to the child.
quote:Originally posted by neilepI presume you were obstinate as a child ?