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  •  I got my share of spankings (7+ / 0-)

    but they were always with my parent's open hand. Still not great but at least it makes it harder to go overboard on the abuse. (Also puts the truth to the old saw, "This hurts me as much as it hurts you.") They were infrequent and used for really egregious offenses (my last one was when I was stealing my siblings' Easter candy then lying about it -- I think I was about 7 or 8), not a weekly event.

    Unlike Hannity, I did turn out okay -- didn't have kids, but that had more to do with my fear of being a young widow stuck with kids like my mom was.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 09:54:42 AM PDT

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    •  If You Realize It Was Wrong, And Don't Excuse It (1+ / 0-)
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      It allows you to work through it.

      This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music: []

      by Beetwasher on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 09:56:58 AM PDT

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    •  My Mom had a wooden paddle (3+ / 0-)

      It was commercially made, with the name "Board of Education" painted on it, and little caricatures of kids being paddled. It was hung in the laundry room when it wasn't being employed for its intended purpose.

      Didn't seem strange at the time, but can you imagine a company today marketing paddles expressly made for whacking little kids?

      It seems so odd now.

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