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comment How should a stepfather respond to “You are not my Father!”?
@fkraiem You are correct. I guess I overlooked that aspect in the question. Before you should be called a dad you should be making the decision to take those legal and financial responsibilities. Just sleeping with his mother doesn't make you his dad, even if you care for the boy. You're right, thank you for the correction. :)
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comment What is a positive way to handle a boy who acts like a girl?
I said a strong male role model, not an abusive parent.
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comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
Spanking is not violence... All of the research I read on the subject lumped parents who spank in with the same group as those who beat or abuse their children so the results were skewed from the beginning. Beating and abusing a child is completely wrong, but spanking (not as the only form of discipline) is effective and does not harm the child.
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comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
I was spanked, I am not aggressive and disobedient, I respect others. Spanking taught me there was a consequence for my actions. When I was younger I avoided things because I did not want to be punished, as I grew older and learned right from wrong I did not do wrong things because I wanted to do what was right. My son is spanked when he needs it, he is not aggressive or disobedient.
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comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
@Lennart so then the whole argument is a null issue then... Kids learn respect from discipline and having consistant rules they have to follow and consistant punishments for those rules, spanking or not doesn't change the outccome as long as discipline is maintained. Bang goes the whole argument....
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comment When is physical punishment appropriate?
@Lennart I have a lot of respect for adults, and especially for authority figures even when I highly disagree with them, and my parents believed in spanking. It taught me that there is a punishment (discipline) for doing something wrong... The more severe the action the more severe the discipline, from being told no, to being grounded, to being spanked.
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comment Where can I find reliable entertainment reviews which are targeted for parents?
Cool, thanks for sharing that link.
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