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User avatar #9 - ShadeElement (02/21/2013) [-]
Before we would go into a store, or any public place really, my mom would pull a small paddle out of her purse and swear on all that is holy, if we got out of line even once, she'd spank us in public.
Let me tell you, it only had to happen once and you remembered it. We all ****** toed the line.
Looking back, my mom wasn't all that scary. A mouse of a woman, really. As I've grown to know her as a person, and not just a parent, I've realized she's actually an extreme pacifist.
But to a 6 year old me, she was Marcel ****** Wallace. Not a bitch to trifle with.

I don't even remember her ever yelling at us. Ever. She didn't believe in spanking in anger. Often leaving us in our rooms to contemplate the consequences of our actions, and the impending spanking, while she calmed down.
She simply realized that children are illogical, with incredibly underdeveloped brains. You cannot always reason with a child, but all children, every where, always understand the universal message of a spanking.

I didn't really understand the truth of this until years after I left the military and looked back on my Basic Training. As mean and cruel as your Drill Instructors may first appear, they actually care about their trainees. A lot. They don't want you getting killed, or hurt. They want you coming home safe. They also know that to keep you safe, they have way to much to teach you and not nearly enough time to do it. They don't have the time to go over something twice or slow down and explain it. They need your undivided attention 110%.

Best way to do that? PAIN.

You don't listen= PAIN
Don't get it the first time= PAIN
Don't follow instructions to the letter= PAIN
Get out of line= PAIN

When we realize the the consequences for not getting it right is physical pain, something happens in our little monkey brains that makes us pay absolute attention and stop ******* around. Instantly.

Works for recruits.
Works for kids.

And in both cases its done out of love.
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User avatar #74 to #9 - thepyras (02/22/2013) [-]
Thank you for that. Nobody seems to understand anymore that the argument isn't that "if you don't spank your kids they will misbehave," it's that pain is one of the quickest forms of operant conditioning. That's why I ever so slightly disagree with the "cruel and unusual punishments" clause. In Singapore you can be beaten with a cane for vandalism. Guess how often vandalism happens there. They have one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Physical pain is a language that nearly everyone speaks.
User avatar #11 to #9 - spikethepony (02/21/2013) [-]
.... can I give you a hug?
#26 - fortheredthumbs (02/22/2013) [-]
Trips to the beach? Cooking with mama? Dressing like a stud?
These things would only prove how awesome your childhood was.
#13 - haseotakaeda (02/21/2013) [-]
Except now you're an abuse hardened bad-ass.
User avatar #109 - therealsuperguy (02/22/2013) [-]
just to point out...

if you remember these you may be a respectable person, parents are afraid to kit their children now-a-days and we all see how that turned out, bratty little ***** that need to be slapped in the face
User avatar #87 - kushkiller (02/22/2013) [-]
if you remember them then you're not a little faggot now
User avatar #77 - spankymcgee (02/22/2013) [-]
More like, "If you remember these, then you are not a worthless piece of **** ."
User avatar #76 - roliga (02/22/2013) [-]
If you remember these...




You were probably a well behaved child
User avatar #116 - Whaaaaaaaaa (02/22/2013) [-]
What? I wore flip-flop, used a wooden spoon, and had a belt to keep my pants up. I still did a lot of awesome stuff.
User avatar #118 to #116 - slapchoppin ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
if you were wearing flip flops i doubt you did awesome stuff
User avatar #142 to #118 - Whaaaaaaaaa (02/22/2013) [-]
No, the awesome came when they came off.
User avatar #124 - kirluu (02/22/2013) [-]
I see a lot of people saying that they turned out great, while having parents that spanked them when they did something that the parents didn't approve of.

In my case, I have never had to deal with violence from anywhere, and I turned out just right about fine. I can see that parents today are definitely doing something wrong, mainly through succumbing to their children's wishes without much effort, because they wound up getting too tired to keep denying them what they want, and eventually give in. That's how spoiled brats evolve, and become the little piss-takers we know of today.
And not necessarily because the children weren't raised with a wooden spoon implanted in their buttcheecks.
#117 - anon (02/22/2013) [-]
A USB flip-flop?
User avatar #104 - arrisarrad (02/22/2013) [-]
I disagree, I got the belt and the wooden spoon, and my childhood was awesome. Despite having a dead beat dad and moving from house to house. In hindsight, those disciplinary techniques made my childhood better. They taught me discipline, and that it is not ok to be a selfish little dick. A lesson more kids should be taught these days. Shielding children from punishment doesn't help them when they grow up, in real life there are consequences, often severe ones for your mistakes, not giving forceful, simple, and direct punishments just makes it harder for them to understand the seriousness of life's consequences and the value of morality.
#78 - solinvictus (02/22/2013) [-]
My mom's wooden spoon had a hole in the center to reduce air friction. It hurt.
#85 to #78 - madhattergirl (02/22/2013) [-]
Did your dad make a wooden paddle, drill holes in it for less wind resistence, and call it "The Heat for the Seat"?  Yeah, you ain't got nothin' on my childhood.
Did your dad make a wooden paddle, drill holes in it for less wind resistence, and call it "The Heat for the Seat"? Yeah, you ain't got nothin' on my childhood.
#86 to #85 - solinvictus (02/22/2013) [-]
He did have a belt with about a hundred holes in it that he folded over a couple of times.
#40 - RubenIsMaster (02/22/2013) [-]
Haha! This is like a Mexican's parent starting kit right here. I should know, I'm beaner...
#53 to #40 - kingpongthedon (02/22/2013) [-]
No, this is a Mexican parent starting kit.
User avatar #31 - mrtwilightsparkle (02/22/2013) [-]
Apparently today belts are abuse. I mean, if they hit a kid with a buckle, that makes sense, but the little bitches need to man up a bit.
User avatar #29 - KayRed (02/22/2013) [-]
since when is erotic asphyxiation not awesome? That is you guys used your belts for when you were kids, right?
#24 - klavikothethird (02/22/2013) [-]
Those were the ******* worst.
I had to wear two of those.

And the other one I had to use to STIR SOUP

What a horrible childhood
User avatar #1 - nogphille (02/21/2013) [-]
cars don't crash, women crash cars.
User avatar #4 to #1 - xrainbowdashx (02/21/2013) [-]
this comment has more thumbs than the content...
#80 - Dairycow (02/22/2013) [-]
My mom usually got me with this..
User avatar #2 - flipflank (02/21/2013) [-]
I remember those, 'BECAUSE' my childhood was awesome
User avatar #135 - ariplayer (02/22/2013) [-]
at least it made me smart enough to have discipline and self respect, along with setting
basic principles like not using drugs, no smoking, no drinking etc
#137 to #135 - anon (02/22/2013) [-]
>I'm superior to everyone else since I don't use mind altering substances.
User avatar #138 to #137 - ariplayer (02/22/2013) [-]
i did not say that i am better than/superior to everyone else. i just said that i have some form of BASIC discipline.
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