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  • Anything to get them to pay attention to me between report card days when they would scream at me.
  • No. I'm grateful that my parents ruled with a balance of firmness and encouragement.
  • My parents did not dish out discipline equally. On my father's side, he was brutal. Oh I have a few stories to tell. My mom was sweet and really laid back about discipline. She was the glue that held everything together and the one we could go to to talk with. My father's favorite 4 words....go get the belt....Now this is going back quite a few years to the 70's when the belts were about 3 feet thick. None of these lame thin belts they have today. My brother and me turned out alright. A little discipline never hurt anyone. I believe that is what is missing today. More discipline. But there are degrees of how far you actually go about administering discipline/punishment. My father took discipline to the extreme and left a few scars...both mentally and physically. Thats all Im going to say about that...
  • I could have used a few more rules here or there
  • NO,i think i turned out ok.I keep my mouth shut or my momma might pop me in it.She said my smart mouth and sassyness is what got me in trouble,but she knew i got that from her.She taught me best.
  • Not at all. My father was a great one for grounding me but I knew how to get around my mother so the groundings were usually lifted pretty quickly.
  • No, thank you. When I got a whippin' I deserved it! IN FACT: I'll go one better than just aobt anyone else: From the 1st grade through the 8th grade on the very first day of school, one or both of my wonderful parents would go with me to school. My Mom or Dad would tell the teachers, "Mrs. (or Mr.) _____, this is our son. If he gives you any bit of trouble, you have OUR permission to use whatever punishment you feel is necessary. DON'T be bashful!" I stayed in line until the 8th grade. One of the teachers caught 8 of us playing around the buses - while he was teaching his class. Yep! I got it AND so did 7 other guys! It was the same with 2 of my 3 younger brothers. BUT Number 4 - the youngest - was "the baby of the family" and he got treated A WHOLE LOT less-strict than we were! STILL the four of us turned-out to be and grew up to be pretty good men! Thanks for asking your Q! I enjoyed answering it! VTY, Ron Berue Yes, that is my real last name! Sources: Because you asked. A little stroll down "Memory Lane". "THE University of Hard Knocks" also known as ("a/k/a") "life's valuable lessons"
  • No way! they whipped my butt when I did something wrong.
  • My parents were great! I wish they would have taught a parenting course - because they parents we have today are afraid to discipline and society is suffering as a result of it.
  • Yes they should because when i was little i would get spaked. Butmy brother doesnt get any disipline but threats that arnt carried out and he has horrible behavior
  • I don't think my mum and dad could have been worse.
  • No, I think they are strict enough.
  • Noooo! I NEVER wished that! LOL!!!! :D (They were pretty strict enough.)
  • From my mother i think she could have been a better disciplinarian. She tried being my best friend rather than my parent. I got in alot of trouble but never had any repocussions *spelling*
  • No... I think my mom did a perfect job... I had structure but when I wanted more freedom she gave it to me!!! I had a wonderful childhood!! I hope I can be half the mom that she is!!!

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