QUOTE(Fitz @ Mar 3 2008, 08:08 PM) [snapback]381146[/snapback]
I don't know where you are getting the idea that I would raise them in a plastic bubble. I just wouldn't humiliate them and be a cunt. You are the one that is looking at some idiots that are unfortunately parents and somehow, making yourself believe by them being pricks, it's them teach there kids a valuable lesson.
Believe me, if you were to ask 100 people, I'm sure the majority would probably feel sorry for the way you raise your kids (if it's anything like this) over the way I would raise mine.
Well....your type makes it look like you are rocking yourself to sleep at night over a stupid prank.
I admit...sometimes over a message board type often looks like soemthing OTHER than what it is. Just like you seem to think I'm getting a huge kick out of of the situation....when in actuality...I could not give 3 shits for the kid, his video game plight, his electric socket hairdo, or his dipshit parents.
All I'm saying is....kids today all too often do not experiance dissapointment or ridacule....which IMHO are very important things to experiance....I myself would not as a parent do this....BUT....I do not see it as the damaging child abuse you seem to think it is.
And I'm sure you are right....100 parents would feel sorry....because I will not blow smoke up my kids ass to make him believe that he or she lives in a world where you get all you want and dissapontment and ridacule do not exist. My kid would get that console if they did enough shit around the house....then they would not be sniffling at a bad prank on Christmas...because they got what they wanted on their own. AND...even with the bad joke....knowing my family, my kid would be hard assed enough not to cry...but to call everyone an asshole and be motovated enough to make us all eat shit by getting it themselves.
I work with children in relation to my job....and day after day I see kid after kid that has gotten every single thing they want for every single Christmas....and believe me....it's not made them better in any way...as a matter of fact they are MUCH worse off for it.
I have a buddy that got the USS Flag on Christmas one year.....remember that? The GIANT 10 foot aircraft carrier for GI Joe that EVERY kid wanted. Well.....he got it, they put it together....his parents then said...it's too big, boxed it up and took it back to Wal-Mart the day after. Now, this guy has never forgotten this....it made an impression....but it also made him realize that he is the only person he can truly count on....so as he got older....he bought that fucker himself.
I'm just saying....I don't see it as abuse in any way....when harnessed correctly, it can be very motovational.