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Old 09-20-2013, 09:47 AM   #11
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A Trekkie would have known you were getting "THE GRIP."
Haha. Nerd parenting for the '80s. Ahhhh...
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:12 AM   #12
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A Trekkie would have known you were getting "THE GRIP."
Haha. Nerd parenting for the '80s. Ahhhh...

Ha ha, my dad did the same thing. It would start out as a loving rub until I didn't get the hint. Then came the death grip.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:30 AM   #13
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Why can't parents take care of their own children in public.
My dad gave me the vulcan death grip in public... it was perfect because people didn't see that he was inflicting horrible amounts of Star Trek pain in full view of society. My favorite spectator sport is a parent arguing with their child in unrestrained tones at a supermarket. I start a little pool with my friends (limit of $5.00) and stick around until the outcome. Double or nothing on whether or not parent or child uses profanity. Much more amusing than rampant abuse of Costco karaoke machines. Haha.

Maybe I will put on a cape and start laying down the vulcan death grip on unsuspecting misbehaving children. We all have to contribute something, yeah?
Parents model behavior to their children and your dad was smart in finding a more subtle approach than what's all too common. Even while it's pissing them off, the kid being yelled at eventually learns, "This is what you do when you're angry at someone."

Until recently I worked as a greeter at a Home Depot and one mother with an unruly child said to me (on their second pass by my station), "Lucky you; you get to experience her twice." Totally inappropriate on her part; dragging in an uninvolved person. Not much I could do but frown. Nothing in the situation called for any intervention on my part. I was tempted to say, "Boys Town offers parenting classes." [Edit: I'm glad that I moved to the late-evening freight team. And that I don't work at a supermarket. Those seem to be the worst places for this kind of conflict.]

Witnessing a parent loudly threatening and insulting a child in a store evokes posttraumatic flashbacks in me. Seeing parents who don't teach children that stores aren't playgrounds...well, my feelings are the same as Crazycal's ("Yo! That $1800 lawn tractor is NOT a toy!").
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several years ago I was in Wally world, this little shiat went up to one of the displays stacked near the aisle and pushed it over
I was pissed!!!
thinking what kind of par____!
momma grabbed the kid and proceeded to wear his rear end out.....

I later saw her in hand cuffs being taken out by 5-0....I asked what's up with that...the clerk said someone called the cops because she was beating and abusing her child......I said Bull Shiat!, he deserved the spanking....it wasn't abuse........
wow the looks I got from the younger parents...while the old guy beside me said, he was a little shiat and deserved it also
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If I did something wrong I was reprimanded and didn't do it again; now sometimes I would do it again to see exactly what I did wrong and where the limit was....it was called learning...also don't start laughing at mom while she is spanking you...if she starts to cry...dad will take over when he gets back from work, that one only took one time to learn
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For some reason I still remember this one too.

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...also don't start laughing at mom while she is spanking you...if she starts to cry...dad will take over when he gets back from work, that one only took one time to learn
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