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''' wrote:I think it's technically illegal here but I've never heard of ppl being arrested for it. Smacking another guy's kids will land u in gaol though. Personally I'm pro smacking.
Sol Invictus wrote:Isn't that part of any basic child right legislation? I think it is right - even good parents can miscalculate and seriously hurt the kid, and spanking often is just a way to vent down the anger, which just makes things worse, instead of educating child why that was a bad thing to do
Jaakuuta wrote:I think kids today have run amock with all these wussie punishments... "Oh, you've just broken a valuable vase, so I'll send you to your room to think about what you've done where you'll probably have more fun than out here" is really more of a reward than a punishment. Just the fact that they have a show like "Super nanny" and "Nanny 911" shows just how bad parents are these days that their kids are spoiled-rotten rotten little brats who have no discipline because their parents have no idea what to do. When I was growing up, whenever I did something bad, I got spanked with a ping-pong paddle, they've done it so hard before that they broke it on my arse... and had to get a new one... anyway, since then I didn't mess around and I learned my lessons quickly... things like grounding and disallowing permissions to things are like a band-aid, they work temporarily, but after it's over, the kid doesn't give a shit, it's just like "I'm glad that was over, now back to what I was doing before, but in secret" pretty much...
Anyway, it's pretty much frowned upon for the most part here, but with some of the shit I've seen from kids, I've wanted to smack them myself... When people grow up to be big bastards, I blame their parents for allowing them to be little bastards when they're younger...
mrhashimoto wrote:It so far has seen about 5 parents put into jail
Today, while at work a young boy (about 5) and his father came through my register. The dad scolded him for touching everything saying that the lady would call the cops and they'd both get sent to jail. He grinned up at his dad and said 'If we're in jail we can play together everyday!'
loqu wrote:I was never ever smacked. My mother always used psychological punishments instead.
mrhashimoto wrote:We were always smacked with the belt if it was bad enough, or the wooden spoon. Either that or fed a spoonful of pepper or soap which was nasty enough to think twice next time.
Levo wrote:First I thought that under the term "smacking" you mean a little hit on the butt in the bed for being bad, and still not sleeping, but smacking with belt... I know only one Hungarian who was punished like that and it can be seen on him from a long distance that something isn't all right with him.
To be honest, I was never smacked like that or in any other way, neither my brothers, nor my mother by her parents, nor my father by his parents.
The most I ever heard from my friends was that once or twice they got a parental smack in the face. That's actually my general impression of maximum punishment of children in non-violent Hungarian families.
Smacking with belts, or being fed with a spoonful of something bad sounds like something from those English TV-shows on "Spektrum TV". So is confinement in American films - I experienced it only once, when I wanted to hang out with a friend and I got the report that he was in confinement I wasn't the only one who was very surprised on such a strange kind of punishment.
At the same time I must tell, that maybe our methods wouldn't work on Anglo-Saxon children. I don't want to be impolite with it, maybe I'm very far from reality, but my impression is that the behaviour of Hungarian children is quite calm, they are more diciplined and have more respect towards parents compared to the Anglo-Saxon ones.
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