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Adults only please: When you were growing up, if you were disciplined, how did your parents discipline you?

Marie/M2M2K™-#1ConservativeGuru 2011/04/13 07:07:59
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My parents disciplined me mostly using this method:
My parents never disciplined me.
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I'm just curious since there is so much controversy surrounding how to discipline children in our society these days.
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  • sglmom 2011/04/13 07:30:42
    My parents disciplined me mostly using this method:
    sglmom
    +25
    Parents (Dad for sure) used this ...
    parents dad belt
    Grandparents would use switches ...
    But .. there always was the general spanking too ...

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  • Angie 2011/04/13 18:45:28
    My parents disciplined me mostly using this method:
    Angie
  • DanTheMan 2011/04/13 18:44:43
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    DanTheMan
    +4
    Combination of discipline, belt/hand on the ass! The offense determined the severity of the punishment. I always felt that there is a tight rope walk between fear and respect. Good discipline demands an element of fear but must also carry respect of the one delivering the punishment. Without fear, I think it's safe to say human nature comes into play and you won't care. Respect comes in when whatever the punishment is, you understand why you are being punished and decide not to do it again because it is wrong AND because you didn't like disappointing the person who punished you.
  • Shigyrl... DanTheMan 2011/04/13 20:29:10
    Shigyrl but outspoken on my future
    +2
    You said it just right.
  • SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX 2011/04/13 18:37:08
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    SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX
    +6
    With a switch that I had to get for it to be done.
  • Marie/M... SCOOP--... 2011/04/14 11:01:31
  • SCOOP--... Marie/M... 2011/04/14 16:08:21
    SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX
    +1
    Yes I did. If the switch I chose wasn't sufficient to do the job, my mom or grandma went to get one that was and I got switched twice as much.
  • Marie/M... SCOOP--... 2011/04/15 01:38:10
  • SCOOP--... Marie/M... 2011/04/15 05:02:45
    SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX
    +1
    I know exactly what you mean cause I only did it once. My grandmother really swung a mean switch.
  • JP 2011/04/13 18:36:35
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    JP
    +5
    I'd been grounded from everything and spanked!
  • jimrthy BN-0 2011/04/13 18:31:35
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    jimrthy BN-0
    +5
    The punishment generally fit the crime.

    It pretty much ran the gamut from spanking (generally with a belt) through washing my mouth with soap to crying and telling me how I'd totally destroyed Mom's relationship with her best friend (they got over it).
  • Scorpiano 2011/04/13 18:17:57
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    Scorpiano
    +9
    My head was smashed into a wall, boxed ears, made to stand against the wall naked while being beat with a military belt or hit in the face enough to cause mouth and nose bleed. Degraded verbally, made fun of because of a birth defect, etc, etc.

    What I learned from it is - to never do to my child what was done to me.

    And I was determined not to grow up and become a alcoholic.
  • Angie Scorpiano 2011/04/13 18:47:02
    Angie
    +4
    I'm sorry that's awful but well done on your attitude! When it comes to parenting, I do the complete opposite of how I was raised.

    My brother got what you got physically, I got the emotional side of it.
  • Scorpiano Angie 2011/04/13 19:32:11
    Scorpiano
    +2
    I bet watching your brother being beat caused a lot of emotional damage to you too.
  • Angie Scorpiano 2011/04/13 19:34:52
    Angie
    +2
    Yes I still to this day hear the screams as a parent I can't imagine causing harm to my kids.
  • Scorpiano Angie 2011/04/13 19:52:47
    Scorpiano
    +2
    Same here on both points.
  • Shigyrl... Scorpiano 2011/04/13 20:30:52
    Shigyrl but outspoken on my future
    +4
    You weren't disciplined. You were abused. Im sorry you had to experience such horrible parenting.
  • Marie/M... Shigyrl... 2011/04/14 11:02:06
  • AssataKnox Shigyrl... 2011/04/15 10:24:42
    AssataKnox
    +2
    Yeah; beating someone military style against the wall is not discipline. My mom spanked us a few times, and she NEVER humiliated us like that.
  • sodajerk2 2011/04/13 18:16:02
    My parents disciplined me mostly using this method:
    sodajerk2
    +7
    I've never had a spanking. All my mom did was yell, or give us the "LOOK"
    My dad and I were always talking, so I never had a spanking..occasionally a threat but that's all.
  • sailor sodajerk2 2011/04/17 16:30:40
    sailor
    +3
    I never had a 'spanking' either. they were beatings.
  • sodajerk2 sailor 2011/04/17 18:24:59
    sodajerk2
    +3
    I really don't know why parents think that was alright to hit a child more than 3 times in a row..abusive I say.
    What ever happened to the Brady bunch parents..Lol!
  • sailor sodajerk2 2011/04/17 19:21:12
    sailor
    +2
    the brady bunch way of family is as fictional as the show I believe.
  • sodajerk2 sailor 2011/04/17 22:37:23 (edited)
    sodajerk2
    +3
    Lol.. I've always wanted to be the housewife..love that!!
    no not fictional at all..
  • Seeker of Truth - War Wizard 2011/04/13 18:00:23
    My parents disciplined me mostly using this method:
    Seeker of Truth - War Wizard
    +5
    When I was really bad, I'd be spanked. Other times, they'd simply take away a privilege (toy, TV time, going out with friends, etc).
  • snipe 2011/04/13 17:56:26
    My parents disciplined me mostly using this method:
    snipe
    +6
    The belt, a backhand across the mouth, switch or whatever was within reach. The worst was making me get under my bed and stay there for as long as they saw fit. Very uncomfortable after a while. Odd thing though, none of it worked.
  • Rico (oYo) snipe 2011/04/13 19:17:10
    Rico (oYo)
    +3
    Awww, the backhand. I remember it well.

    My mother loved her rings, and she could've given Sugar Ray Leonard a run for his money in the hand speed department.
  • snipe Rico (oYo) 2011/04/13 19:22:29
    snipe
    +4
    Lol! Mine to. That Hand would come outta nowhere.
  • sodajerk2 snipe 2011/04/18 04:08:05
  • Alsatia... snipe 2011/04/14 04:18:50
    Alsatian Sage
    +2
    They only proved to me that time was my bestesdt friend. LOL
  • Isma'ila (God has heard)! 2011/04/13 17:46:47
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    Isma'ila (God has heard)!
    +7
    My father would beat me for any reason and my mother was too lenient. Both extremes were bad.
  • ★misfit★ 2011/04/13 17:43:34
    My parents disciplined me mostly using this method:
    ★misfit★
    +7
    I'm a young adult (18). My parents mostly used taking away privileges (toys, money, whatever) and it was effective on me. I also got a few spankings, but I usually didn't need them. I was a pretty laid back kid.
  • CarlainChicago 2011/04/13 17:38:38
    My parents disciplined me mostly using this method:
    CarlainChicago
    +10
    When I didnt get the snot smacked out of me, I was grounded at least. That's just the way it was back then. I think kids get away with way too much these days. A "time out"? Really?
  • bricklyn 2011/04/13 17:35:21
    My parents disciplined me mostly using this method:
    bricklyn
    +9
    We were spanked
  • shenendoah 2011/04/13 17:19:47
    My parents disciplined me mostly using this method:
    shenendoah
    +10
    My folks loved us enough to discipline us. Corporal punishment was used sparingly but with much enthusiasm, when it was needed. The most cruel and unusual punishment was being forced to hug and kiss the brother or sister you were caught fighting with. I would beg for the belt.
  • Caitlin... shenendoah 2011/04/14 02:26:54
    Caitlin ~American Patriot~
    +2
    yeah, it was hard to say sorry to the brother/sister too
  • shenendoah Caitlin... 2011/04/15 15:52:27
    shenendoah
    +3
    That's putting it mildly. Especially when you could hear them snicker. Oh, what torture it was.
  • Caitlin... shenendoah 2011/04/16 02:27:01
    Caitlin ~American Patriot~
    +2
    haha...yeah! I can't understand now why it was so hard!
  • kato 2011/04/13 17:14:00 (edited)
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    kato
    +10
    i was abuse by my parents as a kid so discipline for me was more like torture, more like a way of them taking out their stress but it was in a way i wish noone. they would hang upside down for 30 minutes at a time from the cealing of the house til i passed out, tied me to a pole and beaten with a whip made from car tire, locked me in a room with no food for a day or tied me to a tree like a dog and left me there to sleep. i remember one time i was tied to a pole and beaten with that whip so bad that i didnt sleep all night for two days do to the pain. i remember another time i was put into a barrel full of gasoline, then they pull me out and left me there without able to wash the gasoline off. if you dont know, when the gasoline dries off on your skin it burns your skin. the day after that i looked like i had been roasted in the oven like a chicken. i had a ruff childhood
  • shenendoah kato 2011/04/13 17:22:17
    shenendoah
    +9
    I'm so sorry.
  • kato shenendoah 2011/04/14 03:51:55
    kato
    +3
    thanks you with time and love that i receive from my wife and my kids the wounds on the inside are beginning to heal.

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