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post #31 of 40
This thread reminds me of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ezWgCbRELs&NR=1
Parents, please don't get mad. Its just a joke.
post #32 of 40
My mother never spanked us with other people looking on,but she would take us to the restroom and wear our butts out if we needed it, but only if we had really been bad and would not listen. Mostly it was for offenses in church. It only took a few times for us to get that she meant it, and all she had to was ask where the restroom was, and we stopped what we were doing and behaved. I was fortunate that I could count on one hand that my daughter really needed a spanking, because I really hated to do it. She was usually good with the removal of a favorite toy or tv. She thanked me later, because those things would cause her to pick up a book, even though we read to her anyway, she grew to have a real love for books. Her daughter has had only 1 spanking nd that was for running toward the road after she had been told several times not to, and removed from the area while being told she could be hurt badly or stolen from her mommy if she did that. Thankfully she has never done it again.
post #33 of 40
I think it's something about Wal Mart.
No, seriously, it seems like every time I go in there kids are getting lost, or wandering around, or screaming at the top of their lungs; behavior I don't see in that many other places.
When I was little- if I did HALF the things the kids I see in Wal Mart doing, my mom wouldn't be too happy- and it wouldn't be pretty.
But, I was a quiet child.
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by BuzbyJLC10 View Post
my mom is a teacher's aide in the school district where I went to school and the stories she tells are ridiculous! It just seems parents these days don't care and their mindset is "Oh my Johnny can do no wrong!"
this is quite common... one of my colleagues calls it "PCS" [perfect child syndrome] altho i read something recently that indicates that "NMCS" [not my child syndrome] is a better acronym. [we're big on acronyms in education! just think of ADD, AD/HD, ARD, MR, LD, SI, VI, PDD-NOS - i could go on & on!]
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by BuzbyJLC10 View Post
My personal opinion, and don't jump all over me it's just my opinion I'm not telling anyone else to do it, is kids today could benefit from a good butt whoopin - not for every little thing and of course not in an abusive way... but when I was little and was waaaay outa line, I got a butt whoopin - not in public mind you but it got the point across and I never did those things again, you knew you were in trouble if mom threatened a butt whoopin and you stopped immediately.... but if we were in a store and I wanted something and my parents said no, that was the end of it and I dealt with it... my mom is a teacher's aide in the school district where I went to school and the stories she tells are ridiculous! It just seems parents these days don't care and their mindset is "Oh my Johnny can do no wrong!" I say give the kid a knife and tell him to go cut a switch lol (fyi, I was never whooped with anything more than a flat hand lol - it was a slap on the bum and a time out in my room)
I completely agree on the butt whoopin thing. IMO one of the reasons kids are so bratty is because they have it way too easy and parents are just too lazy to keep them in line. I think people should have to pass some sort of test to be able to have children.
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I thought Wal-mart decorated with running screaming children
My thoughts exactly.

I generally try to go later at night after 8 when most little kids in my opinion should be in bed already, but there are still tons of them running around. Guess you can't win no matter how hard you try..
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by RubSluts'Mommy View Post
I've told little kids standing, or trying to stand, in shopping carts that they need to sit down on their butts before they fall out. They listen to strangers. Usually I'm working (one job is retail). At the library, when I'm in the kids area, I get little ones running around and yelling. I've told them to use their inside voices or whisper, and we also have theses vinyl upholstered benches that the kids love climbing all over... some have taken to running up and down them... I usually go over to them, if the parents aren't doing this, and tell them the benches are for sitting, not running on.

Speaking of those motorized carts? I had a kid, about ten, last week at the store who wanted something... he interrupted me while I was ringing up a customer, and I told him I'd help him in a minute. Now, in our store, we have a lounge area I call the Lost Husbands Lounge (it's a fabric store)... and we have satellite TV, and chairs and a table... I thought the kid wanted the remote to change the TV... nope. When I got over there, he pointed to the motorized cart and wanted the key... I told him it's not a toy and that unless he needed it, he was not to play on or with it. Shortly thereafter, he grabbed a regular shopping cart and backed it up... then started running with it toward the front door. I didn't have a customer, so I logged back off of my register and walked over there ... again. I told him the shopping carts are also not toys. He was a rude, inconsiderate brat... his daddy was sitting in the lounge area zoned out on TV... the women of the family were off shopping in the store...

No one ever needed to explain to me why you didn't do things... I was an observant child who watched my older siblings do stupid things and get hurt/punished for them... I knew better...

*sigh* God help us when they grow up...


A.
Yup!! I live in an upscale area and can say that bad parenting knows no socio-economic bounds, either. I heard a mother explain to a daughter why they couldnt by a box of cereal - basically, because people just don't EAT THAT cereal anymore. ( in other words, it wasn't trendy enough. It was Wheaties, BTW! Sheesh!!)


Oh yes, and we have a fair share of screaming, spoiled, undisciplined brats, who whine and cry while the parents try talking them down. That doesn't work with an irrational child who knows the M or D will give in eventually. The problem is that parents are afraid to use discipline. I don't mean a swat or a spanking. I mean --- say what you mean and MEAN what you say. That there are consequences for actions and then follow through. My mother NEVER made idle threats!!!! if she said, "if you do that again, I will do X." And she did ... she meant it and we learned pretty darn quickly.
post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post

He certainly would! Ol' Sam seems to have been a reasonably good guy, but his corporation has become Evil Incarnate. I try to avoid Wal-Mart, but we're just too poor, especially now... we have no choice but to go wherever the prices are lowest. But someday, I dearly hope to be able to boycott them.
Do you remember two of his mottos were:

1. "You're next in line." If there were more than two people waiting for checkout in any line, his policy was to keep opening more registers until either every line had 2 or fewer people in it, or all the registers were open. Poor check-out was one of the items that nearly killed K-Mart, and Sam knew it.

2. "Bringing it home to America." He actively looked for American companies to produce goods for Wal-Mart, showing them the items made elsewhere and telling them what the bids were. He would pay more for an American-made item than for an imported item, if he could find one.
post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
Yup!! I live in an upscale area and can say that bad parenting knows no socio-economic bounds, either. I heard a mother explain to a daughter why they couldnt by a box of cereal - basically, because people just don't EAT THAT cereal anymore. ( in other words, it wasn't trendy enough. It was Wheaties, BTW! Sheesh!!)
OMG, one time I over heard a mother saying if they bought milk she wouldn't have enough money for smokes.
post #40 of 40
Hey its not only Wal-Mart where there are ill-behaved children. I used to work at a Dollar General, and although weekdays were ok, Saturdays and Sundays were insane. We could never keep the toy isle straightened up, I would clean it up and about 5 minutes later it would look like a craphole again. Once some kids even dumped some bottles of bubble solution all over the floor by the toy isle, causing a woman to slip, grab hold of a shelf, and wrentch her back. I had to call the Manager so that they could fill out an accident report.

Also, there's nothing like cleaning the toy isle and finding a stale, hard as a rock half-eaten McDonald's cheeseburger buried under a pile of toys.
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