Teen Black Belt Busted After Near-Deadly Kick

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  1. punisher73

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    I wouldn't compare appropriate spanking with "beating a child" or "child abuse". Again, you can find just as many psychologists that feel that in the earlier years a swat on the bottom is much more effective at shaping behavior than anything else because a child CANNOT use logic or understand what you are trying to say, in fact, they really don't understand what you mean when you say "you're disappointed" in them. A small amount of pain will curtail behavior, just as if they touch a hot stove they have now learned not to ever do that again. Intellectually explaining things to a small child is like trying to lecture your dog.
     
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    I've actually known dogs who are more intelligent than some people!

    I think actually we have some cultural differences with Europe and America where the raising of children are concerned, at least it seems like that. I think we feel that Americans have been heavily influenced by Dr. Spock and certainly 'teenagers' were invented in America where they seem to be far more affluent than certainly our children are. In martial arts certainly America seems to be light years ahead of us in the marketing of it to families and especially children, as well as 'exploring' the more entertainment and show business side of the arts. (I'm trying to be diplomatic about the dancing styles and the weapons comps)
     
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    I would agree with that. There is a lot backlash of child psychologists of alot of what Dr. Spock said (at least when I was earning my bachelor in psych.) and stuff that hasn't panned out. I remember a big newstory here was some Europeans (can't remember from where exactly) left their child in a stroller outside the restaurant while they went in to eat. There was a HUGE public outcry here about how "bad" it was, then they dismissed the charges when it was found out that this was perfectly acceptable where they were from and were only doing what was the norm there.
     
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    Makalakumu Gonzo Karate Apocalypse

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    I've worked with humans from age 6 to 19 in the course of my career. At all ages they were capable of reason and logic to some degree. The challenge with parenting is that often we don't know how to talk to young humans so that they will understand. They aren't adults and they have different brains. A parenting class is a great way to bridge the gap and I highly recommend that everyone give it a try. Pain doesn't have to be part of our communication.

    Striking a child is a choice. It's not the only choice and it certainly isn't the best choice, IMO.
     

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