The Boondocks by Aaron McGruder

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  1. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    You rock, Granddad! Maybe more swatting would have prevented this “no-belt-droopy-pants” thing.

  2. HectorGonzalez

    HectorGonzalez said, 9 months ago

    Grandpa’s has good nurturing skills. Some matters are best left for the world to teach and sometimes he lends the world a hand.

  3. DOSQueen

    DOSQueen GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @HectorGonzalez

    Violence is not nurturing. Violence begets violence. If you have to beat a child to comply, you fail as a parent.

  4. defunctdoormat

    defunctdoormat said, 9 months ago

    @DOSQueen

    Sort of true. It teaches kids that when they grow up they can swat their kids, too. Generations of people have been spanking their kids. Only VERY recently has that changed. And look what it’s done. Kids out of control, doing what they want in schools, knowing full well there’s no repercussions they have to worry about. There are teachers that are terrified of teaching kids now. Teaching manners at home does NOT teach violence. It teaches respect. They learn the violence on the streets.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    Huey was more “real” than his younger brother Riley.

  6. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @defunctdoormat

    Very well said. Beating and spanking are two different things. Some kids don’t respond to “time-outs” and taking electronics away. Are we supposed to let those kids spiral out of control?

  7. Reya85

    Reya85 said, 9 months ago

    Ahhhhhh…butt whoopings…I don’t miss getting those at all hehe

  8. JLG

    JLG GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Defunctdoormat, I submit to you that many of the kids who are out of control and causing mayhem all over the place are the ones who DO get hit at home. And not only hit, but humiliated, insulted and kicked around emotionally all the time.
    Just look at our prisons. They’re FILLED with people who had childhoods like that.

    Yes, there is the opposite—-kids whose parents are far too permissive and don’t teach them boundaries. But I bleieve that far more often, they grow up to become far less dangerous and destructive individuals than those who carry around the scars left by the belt on both the skin and mind.

    No, not every kid who is hit will suffer damage. Just as not every kid who ISN’T hit will turn out fine. But the idea that corporal punishment is the cure-all, rock-solid foundation of good parenting is the reason we have so many damaged, confused people out there.

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