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Clay Bennett

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  1. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    I’m going out on a limb here.
    So far, I read an article about Peterson’s striking his son with a switch stick in the NY Times, Boston Globe and on TV news. How many times did he hit him? Where? What offense did his son commit? As of yet, I don’t know.
    I do not condone striking a child, Lord knows, it happened often enough to me. But Peterson claims he was trying to teach his kid to do the right thing, as his father did to him.
    There is a little room for understanding, here.
    My further questions are: Did he hit him excessively hard?
    Too many times? Did he do so in a fit of anger, or was it a controlled action, an honest attempt to set his kid straight from a serious mis-deed? I do not know the facts.
    The only reason I bring this up is to question how many fathers consistently try to teach their children to behave correctly, to not hurt others, to monitor their development into adolescence, and healthy adulthood?
    It is possible Peterson is this type of father, although he should forego corporal treatment?
    I know I will get pilloried for this, but let the discussion begin!
    (By the way, I root for the Patriots, not the Vikings!)

  2. Jeff T

    Jeff T said, 1 day ago

    We should be beyond leaving bruises and cuts (dozens of them in this case) when “teaching” our children right from wrong. I was spanked, and I spanked my children for a brief time myself, but never would I use an instrument, nor an instrument ever used on me.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    My dad was a mean drunk, his dad was a mean drunk, my brother was vicious with his kids, mentally and physically. I never struck my kids except a possible small swat to the butt at most. My son spent a whole day trying to tick me off, I started to lose it a tad, and stopped, remembering the beatings I got. Hopefully Peterson will get the help he needs to never repeat, like Rice with his wife.

  4. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, about 11 hours ago

    @Jeff T

    Jeff T said, “… never would I use an instrument…”

    Well then, you’re just not a very good Christian. The Bible is very clear that you should use stout rods to correct your children, preferably on a daily basis, if you want them to grow up to be moral adults.

    It’s that politically correct lack of discipline that is leading to America’s moral decay.

  5. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose GoComics PRO Member said, about 9 hours ago

    I just read the article in The Washington Post, and saw the photos of the child. I recant my above post.
    Child psychologists and nurses in emergency rooms are probably all-too-familiar with this.

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