Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


More touchy-feely crap

You know, I think most of us are pretty normal adults. When we were kids, our teachers weren't all PC. If you were a motor-mouth (guilty as charged) then the teacher would call you that in front of your classmates. You learned to shut up if you didn't like the title. It was like that for many other things in life, too. You didn't disrespect your teachers because you could get licks. You listened to your neighbors and minded what they said. You knew if you were a brat in church, your mom would find out and you'd get in trouble. That is the way life worked. There were losers and winners in games. So, you were the last kid picked for kickball on the playground. You either learned how to deal with it or you didn't. You didn't hear about all these school shootings back then (ok, the UT guy is an aberation). It just didn't happen. You learned to deal with life.

What precipitated this rant? This study that claims people who were spanked as children grow up to be sexual predators. Give me an effing break. I was spanked - I would actually say I was baet sometimes - and I don't recall EVER forcing anyone to have sex with me. My husband wasn't spared the rod as a child either and he's never had to force anyone to have sex with him either.

In the story: Straus said studies have shown that corporal punishment leads to low self control and self esteem, as well as aggressiveness, antisocial personalities and the understanding that violence is okay which may lead to sexual coercion.

Uh yeah. I have low self control and low self esteem. I'm extremely antisocial and I believe violence is the answer to everything. Uh, sure. If you say so. Whatever. Just more touchy-feely don't spank your child rhetoric. Honestly, I think that is the problem with most kids today. They know there are no repercussions for them if they get in trouble. Mom and dad will talk with them and restrict them and all is right with the world. Give me a break. That works for some children and it doesn't for others. Kids who know that the worst thing to happen to them if a talking to don't have a lot of motivation to act right. I can't tell you how many times I've had children being openly sassy and disobedient in a variety of places because they know I can't "do" anything to them and even if I tell their parents, they won't do anything to them.

So, spare me the rhetoric. Argh.


  • At 7:44 AM, March 01, 2008, Blogger Mo K said…

    My buddies and I discussed this; none of us turned out according to this study. I haven't had the highest self-esteem over the years, but it certainly isn't because I was spanked. When I was spanked, I deserved it. And the mere threat of it or just making them angry kept me in line. They were being parents, fer Pete's sake.

  • At 12:29 AM, March 02, 2008, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Yeah, that was just a dipshit seeking airtime.

  • At 8:24 AM, March 02, 2008, Blogger Submariner said…

    I think the apropriateness of all these types is summed up with Dr. Spock's retraction of everything he published.

  • At 11:44 AM, March 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At 6:26 PM, March 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Once America bought the Roe v. Wade argument, that human life was not sacred, nothing else would remain sacred. Sorry to boil it down to this but it is true. America has been sliding toward final disaster since and continues without restraint.

  • At 10:41 PM, October 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At 2:28 PM, October 25, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I hate trolls who think they know everything. This is my piece of Internet real estate and you're all moving off my land.


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