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  1. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, about 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, some people think that spanking or telling them no = child abuse, and then they wonder why kids are out of control

  2. sottwell

    sottwell said, about 2 years ago

    Indeed. I had three boys, born 16 months apart. I traveled with a wooden spoon in my bag. If I did that now, I’d get arrested. I had to put the youngest on a harness and leash to keep him from running off, and even then got complaints about it.

  3. shades_is_here

    shades_is_here said, about 2 years ago

    Kids should be seen and not heard!!! That is what my dad taught me all my life.

  4. ShadowBeast

    ShadowBeast GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    And this is one of the reasons why we have a bullying problem, kids are raised to be weak and whiny, unable to stand up for themselves.

  5. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, about 2 years ago

    When I was a kid, “time out” meant that time you were unconscious. It was the 50s. It wasn’t merely custom for parents to spank kids, I think it was required by law. At any rate it never hurt any of us, and it turned us into model citizens instead of the stuff I see in public today. It could cure ADD, too. Our teachers and principal were allowed to use corporal punishment and if you got it at school you got it all over again at home (I hated the telephone for that reason). So instead of turning out to be drug dealers, slackers or serial killers we turned out to be soldiers, professors, police officers and doctors. When I check my old first grade yearbook (no kindergarten back then in our area), all of us turned out well. And we were allowed to bring our cap guns to school to play cops and robbers or cowboys. Also about every boy had a small pocket knife. None of us ever cut another kid or brought a real gun to school and shot anyone. None of our little egos were damaged (the girls were universally well-behaved – unlike us boys) and none of us got a “complex” from being spanked in school.

  6. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, about 2 years ago

    Wow, all of these comments are very telling.

  7. Ralph Shibler

    Ralph Shibler said, about 2 years ago


    Amen! I was born in 70’ and same here….

  8. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 2 years ago

    (“Wait until we get home where there’s nobody present to interfere/intervene.”)

  9. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 2 years ago

    Best nation on Earth

  10. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 2 years ago


    Note that it couldn’t’ve been perfect because there WERE drug dealers, slackers, serial killers, bank robbers, lynch mobs, tax evaders, rapists, child abusers, …

  11. cj7ole

    cj7ole said, about 2 years ago

    Always count to ten first, never spank in anger. Frankly I was more afraid of the upcoming lecture than the spanking.

  12. Rauderi

    Rauderi said, about 2 years ago

    Never spanked once. Mom even threatened to pull me out of school when they wanted her to sign the corporal punishment waiver.
    Not even so much as a speed ticket. So, wow, guess you DON’T need to beat your kids.

  13. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 2 years ago

    I always applaud a free floor show
    Usually puts an end to the tantrum
    And makes Mom laugh

  14. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    My girls were pretty well behaved in public. I gave them “jobs” to do – find the cereal that matches this coupon, etc. The one and only time they acted up – and they were on a real roll – I saw a clerk, asked him to be kind enough to take care of the cold stuff in my cart, took a screaming kid under each arm, and walked out.

  15. deepee58

    deepee58 said, about 2 years ago


    Agreed. Although my parents didn’t believe in the count to 10 rule. It was spank first ask questions later.

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