do not feel bad for me. you see i turned out ok. What you do not know is my attitude proboably saved my life on more than one occasion. I grew up in the bad part of town. Also since i did not give into peer pressure or want to be liked i made it out of the ghetto, through college and finished a military career. I had decided at a young age there was no way i was going to live the way my parents did and i would do anything i needed to do to get out. I thank god for the parents i had. if it had not been for them i may have made some bad choices. they understood what they had to do to get me to think and understand. I am marrried with no children by choice.View Thread
in other words if i wanted to do drugs smoke drink you would have no problem with it. Physical pain was the only thing that made me stop and think. Locking me in my room, taking away play time deserts etc did not work. I had no interest in tv computers were not available at that time. I had no interest in sports and would sit on the bench but under no circumstance would i participate. peer pressure did not work as i could care less what people thought. I was the child from hell. I also attended church and caused problems there also. what do you do with a child who could care less what happens to any one around them or to them selves. no fear or respect for any one or anything. that was me. worn1View Thread
Spanking some times is the only thing stoping a child from doing what he should not do. As a child growing up i use to love to go down by the river and play. I could not swim. My parents tried every thing. grounding, time outs talking nothing worked except a tap. I did not watch tv had no use for money as we had none and I just brought out an imaginary friend to play with on time outs. The only thing that made me stop and think do i really want to do this. is it worth the spanking. My sister was never spanked. she ended up pregnant at 15. I have 2 nephews. one who was spanked and one who was not. The one who was spanked is doing quite well and will most likly go to college. the one not spaked hates his mother and has threatned to kill her, which he may do, ended up in juvie.My brother has asked if he can come and live with my husband and me. You see the last time he was here he was disrepectful to my brother his father and I corrected him for it no I did not spank him nor did i explain why it is wrong to be disrespectful. he knew. i just did not give him cake and icecream. My husbands birthday. He still continued to misbehave my husband backed me and said boy you have 20 seconds to sit in that chair. That was all it took. I later appologized to my brother and sisster in law for interfering but if they did inot start acting as a team there is going to be problems in the future. My sister in law did try to discipline but my brother never backed her up. My nephew remembers what happened in my house and always tells his brother watch it aunt jo is mean.I had to turn my brother down on his request to move his son into my home. I have paarkinson and my husband has cancer. So until my husbands health improves the answer is no. My niece also was a problem child. She was spanked and still ran with the worng crowd did drugs to inclulde alcohol. The only thing that strainghtned her out was the threat of being sent to live with me. What i have taken the long way around to tell you is no one method works in raising a child. some only understand spankings as nothing else work--me and others the taking awary of privileges, time outs etc works. it depends on the child. worn1View Thread
Rachel This country is so divided right now I thought if we start to bring issues to the front people could start to vent thier anger and frustration. If you do not speak your mind it just festers causing resentment and hatred. Currently if it is not politicayl correct you are not suppose to voice your opinoion We could mix the good with the bad.
tell about good deads you have seen take place or have happened to you.
What situations have you helped some one. An example would be : I work in a hospital laboratory upon leaving work one morning there was a husband and wife in the parking lot. The wife asked me where the emergency room was. I saw the husband was struggling to walk so I went and retrieved a wheel chair. appaarently 6 other people saw the same thing and also went for wheel chairs and were also ready to take them to the emergency room..
How do get to know your neighbors especially if the neighborhood has gone through almost a total replacement due to forclosures
How do you handle a situation where a mother is in a grocery store and one of her 5 children breaks a bottle of vinigar and she knows but just starts to leave and tells her kids not to step on the glass. she has no intention of reporting the broken bottle.
What have you seen children do that you would like to see in the paper. news etc instead of the bad all of the time
How do we reduce the unwanted pet population and get rid of the puppy mills
Special bonds between pets and humans A segment on the today show called: Special bond of rescue dog and a dying boy - TODAY Pets & Animals - TODAY.com hope I put it in correctly. will bring tears to your eyes
With the advancement of communication is it really necessary to have embassies over seas
Should thier be diplomatic immunity. As it stands now for any crime they commit permission must be obtained from thier government to prosecute. They cannot be arrested or forced to follow speeding laws etc.
Should we still send money over seas or take care of our own first instead of last
Flat tax for or against
should government be told what business can build ie the gas line from Canda
should The EPA be eliminated
why are religions except for Chritianity allowed to express themselves ie no christmas decorations, happy holidays instead of merry christmas. Prayer is schools
Should school be year round. The original reason for the 3 months off was to harvest crops.
when i say hate i am refereing to intense dislike or hostility. I guess it depends on where you live. The only time someone is pulled in for drinking on the streets.where I live is if they are causing a disturbance. Now if you are talking drinking,smoking,eating,texting, talking on the phone playing with the radio or anything else besides operating a motor vehicle I totally agree with you wView Thread
I am a non smoker and health care provider. I have seen what cancer can do along with alll the other disease problems associated with smoking. I also understand adictiion and the heart ache it causes. I have also seen the hate and discrimination that occurs with fear. Weather it be race, diseases such as hiv or addictions such as alcohol and nicotine even lifesyles do not escape hate. Instead of hating why not research the problem and become part of the solution. Starting with kids in school who smoke. wView Thread
In Maryland a lot of the restraunts had set up areas just for smokers. The local government said no and were told to close the areas. In Virginia we have both areas in the majority of the restraunts wher I live. The only reason there are tobacco products is due to the addiction of nicotine. Do you think anyone wants to pay that much for a product that can kill them and others? wView Thread