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Should Kids be Paddled in School ?
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@sswhipper    Posted 01-10-2004 at 18:17:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lets fix the main problems in the America ... Start Whipping the trouble makers @sses Again..

Bob    Posted 05-14-2004 at 11:41:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not at school, but I have no problem with applying the belt at home. It shouldn't be extreme, i.e., no reason to strip them naked, don't use buckle end, don't whip their genitals. If you do it a few times, pretty soon you won't need too.

Michele in VA    Posted 01-11-2004 at 20:29:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
As a parent, I say, "No,not IN SCHOOL. Let me do it at home if I need to."

As a teacher, I say, "No, not in school. Let them do it at home if they need to."

At school I don't want to pray, beat, berate, or coddle a kid's self esteem. I DO want to get information and skills across that will make that child proud of himself because he CAN DO.

Grannyworrywart    Posted 01-11-2004 at 13:32:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whooping is not the answer.

Allow me to make a drastic proposal.

As it is now, all children MUST attend school, even the sh t disturbers. The SD's make school a terrifying experince for children who want to learn.

Cut these brats loose for the sake of honest to g d students.

Grannyworrywart    Posted 01-11-2004 at 13:26:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whooping is not the answer.

Allow me to make a drastic proposal.

As it is now, all children MUST attend school, even the sh t disturbers. The SD's make school a terrifying experince for children who want to learn.

Cut these brats loose for the sake of honest to g d students.

What about that punk    Posted 01-11-2004 at 06:07:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
who vandalised a car or two a few years ago in Singapore and got himself caned. Has anyone heard of him painting any cars lately?

Redneck    Posted 01-11-2004 at 03:08:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like a yard dog! And if a person in authority goes too far, whoop them like a yard dog! Then when the lawyers and such start their mouth running, whoop.... There is a pattern here.

D.Starr    Posted 01-11-2004 at 02:07:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
ABSOLUTELY!!! I also think more parents should have a firm hand at home,too,& sometimes that hand needs to be on the kids back-side.Once we stopped all the "pops" in school & the lousy laws started tellin' folks that they couldn't whoop their kids,things started goin' down hill.As for me, I will continue to whoop my kids if & when they need it.A good @$$ whoopin never hurt no-one.

Hal/WA    Posted 01-11-2004 at 00:59:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
In grade school, I lived in fear of getting "hacked" for misbehavior at school and probably did not do some things I might have if I had not been afraid. But one day in 6th grade, almost all the boys in my class were given 3 hacks each for shooting rubber bands around the classroom, really rather innocently, and not damaging anything or hurting anyone. I took my 3 hacks without a whimper, and then realized that they really weren't nearly as bad as I had thought and were over within a couple of minutes. The teacher that year gave out a LOT of discipline and would often give the choice of doing something like a 1000 word theme or copying a page from the dictionary or getting a couple of hacks. I always chose the hacks if I had a choice. We also figured out that if you said that you had to go to the bathroom and could slip 3 or 4 sheets of notebook paper in your shorts, you could hardly feel the paddle. The teacher and principal never caught on and checked anyone for "padding". I probably got 30 or 40 hacks that year and would guess I was pretty openly defiant of that tyrant teacher, as were a number of other boys in the class. Other guys got even more than I did. Even some of the girls in the class got hacks, although that was rare.

I think I got 2 more hacks in the 8th grade and once a coach wacked my backside with a tennis shoe in high school when I was screwing off in P.E. I deserved those strikes and they had the desired effect on my conduct.

I do not think that any of the hacks I got in 6th grade did any good as far as controlling my behavior (and mostly my mouth). But what lining us all up in the hall to get 3 hacks did was it removed our fear of being hacked. And since we all felt that the punishment was unjust, we lost respect for that teacher. I would now admit trying to make his life as miserable as he was making mine.

What I really worried about was getting a licking by my Dad. He only whipped me a few times, but used his belt hard enough to leave welts for days. He also could make me feel very ashamed of myself and what I had done to deserve punishment. Luckily, the school never talked to him when I misbehaved because I probably would have got much more significant punisment at home.

Corporal punishment, or the threat of it might work on some children. But I doubt that it would work all that well on lots of kids, especially those who have been spanked a bunch at home. The school personnel just would never be allowed to impact the misbehaving student enough in that way for fear of really hurting them.

I spanked my kids a little. I think it is quite effective when a small child has really stepped over the line or is throwing a tantrum to swat them once or twice with an open hand on their diapered rear end. We used paper diapers on the younger ones and they gave a very good noise when they were swatted, but the child inside could not possibly be injured in any way. I don't remember swatting any of the children more than a couple of times after they were out of diapers. We did talk about problems though, and my usual discipline was taking away privileges or having them sit on chairs without moving for specified time periods. I notice that my older daughters discipline their children this way now, so they must have figured it worked.

So I guess my opinion is that using widespread corporal punishment will not work very well for lots of kids. However the threat of using it might help contol some children's behavior and I think that the schools should be able to use spanking as a punishment on rare occasions if the principal sees fit.

TO35    Posted 01-10-2004 at 20:01:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was whipped more times than I can count too....but honestly I deserved everyone I got and a few I did'nt.
My daughter was whipped sparingly shes 16 now and has not had one since she was it can be done.
I'm around School childern almost everyday most are out of control...I think thier parents need a good whipping for letting there childern act like that in public...but thats just my opnion..

Best wishes

Rowdy Yates    Posted 01-10-2004 at 20:17:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm right with ya, kids have nothing to fear nowadays, no recourse for any of their actions. A good smack on the butt is good for them when deserved. I've got 3 kids and haven't had to spank any of them since they were 3 years old. 8, 11, and a 16 year old, all well behaved and respect their elders and others, not little angels by no means, just kids. No penaltys, kids love to get expelled...vacation!! Yeeehhhhawwww!!

KellyGa    Posted 01-10-2004 at 20:07:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, now that sounds more like it, whoop the parents for not being good parents and teaching their children to feel remorse and to be kind and mannerly to others.

KellyGa    Posted 01-10-2004 at 18:26:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
A minute ago you were peterosejr, who are you? Theres no need for violence! Especially if the parents take the bull by the horns early in life. My child is as honest as the day is long, and a straight A student. I have never whipped my child. Let me tell you about that. My dad beat me with a belt more times than I can count, his big leather belt, for little things. He has a temper problem. ALl three of his children have inherited it, and therefore we are all on meds, now he is still to this day in denial. I love my dad, but I broke that vicious cycle with my child. She has a good soul and she is wise beyond her years about things. Violence breeds violence. I broke the chain. Positive reinforcement is the key. They stopped beating dogs to train them a long time ago, they found positive reinforcement gets better results.

You draw more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.

steve19438    Posted 01-10-2004 at 18:22:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
with what?

I don't think    Posted 01-10-2004 at 18:58:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
you are old enough to remember those days. What are ya all of 19/20? Probably were not paddled enough anyway.Dang yuppies.

@sswhipper    Posted 01-10-2004 at 18:26:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
With a switch they have to go out in the wood themselfs and get like We had to in our days..

ret    Posted 01-10-2004 at 19:08:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was in the 4th grade in 1940, and we had a teacher who would take a few of the kids in the cloak room and beat h#ll out of them. Didn't seem like she needed much of a reason either. She was a tough old bird. I can't see where it done any good, cause I believe all those beatings just hardened these boys. I had a teacher get behind me and shake the h#ll out of me cause I was not doing good enough in Arithmetic for her. She was comparing me with my older brother who had no problems with figures. I know for sure it didn't help me none.


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