what punishment did you most fear as a child ?

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Post by carole2662 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:44 am
My dad would make me go to the cellar to fetch the belt which he used very lightly to chastise us with. It was the walk to the cellar which was the bad bit as it had no lights and was very smelly.Also I was told that the policeman would take me away and put me in a cell for the rest of my life.I must say I was still a little bu***r
 
 

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Post by plasticdaft » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:53 am
It was always the jaggy jumper home for us. (Jaggy being scottish for prickly or itchy). The idea of wearing a jumper that would itch like hell always sorted us out.

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Post by kallis3 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:36 pm
I used to wear a mohair cardigan out of choice which always used to make me itch, so no punishment there for me!
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Post by Shining » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:33 pm
Oh this thread makes me sad when I think of children getting hit, not the odd smack but some of you got hit. xx
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Post by Skippy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:44 pm
I had walloping a few times, and it really didn't do me any harm as I never did that particular thing again!

I don't think it would hurt a lot of today's children to have some level of fear, but as Jan says it's all down to the stupid human rights laws. Up until recently we had the family from hell in our road - the 4 year old (yes, 4) carved his name into the paintwork of their neighbour's car! If I'd have done something like that I wouldn't have sat down for a month even at that age! Not that the little brat has much of a chance really - when the neighbour asked his mother what she was going to do about it she replied 'nothing'. Maybe the law should be changed so she was responsible...
 
 

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Post by Shining » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:51 pm
[[[[hugs H]]]

I shout rather than clout, it's always been my motto. If I hit my eldest one for everything he ever did wrong, I'd be locked up too. x
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Post by kallis3 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:07 pm
I have always been in favour of corporal punishment - it did my generation no harm.

The ultimate punishment at my school was the tawse - pleased to say that I never did anything to warrant tha punishment, it was always at the back of my mind.

I wish they would bring back corporal, and capital punishment for the most serious offences.
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Post by Andy1964 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:53 pm
I'm with you Jan, when you see what the b'strds get away with and to make it worse they smile on their way out of court while thanking the solicitor who engineered the result.......justice....I think not.
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Post by Skippy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:29 pm
I worked in the court service and we used to get the same ones in the juvenile court regularly. They then progressed to the adult court, and even though I left 12 years ago I still see the names in the local paper.
 
 

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Post by Shining » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:31 am
I agree more severe sentencing is needed as a deterrant more than anything. Maybe national service again would sort a few out?

When brutality extends to within a family then I'm sorry I'll always disagree, I love my kids faults and all, I guided them the best way I could through their childhoold and at times I've felt a failure but all in all they've come out not too bad. However, no matter what they did or said I'd never beat them with anything, maybe a smack on the hand or similar but never an object. They were loved unconditionally and sometimes I wonder if some of the youth of today were shown unconditional love would they have a different view on life, I don't have any answers as I don't tend to worry about others only my own but hope my grandchildren come out as well as their parents and they'll not be too bad.
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Post by flow13 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:30 am
This is gonna sound a bit weird, but I always dreaded being sent to my room. We didnt have central heating in our house until I was 18, so it was freezing upstairs. if i was ever sent to my room I would sit at the top of the stairs and cry as loud as I could (they just ignored me).
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Post by kallis3 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:01 am
Our house was pretty much the same. No such thing as TV in the bedroom in my day, computers and games consoles were always a thing of the future.

It was never a punishment for me though as I spent hours there anyway, usually reading.
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Post by size5 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:33 pm
My mum had a wooden hairbrush, and the house had wooden coathangers. If you were naughty she used to send you to get them, which was always worse than the whacking itself.

Very rarely have any of the sizettes got an old fashioned clip round the ear, but it certainly didn't do me any harm. I am rather of the opinion that a loving smack is a million times better than a disinterested shrug and a "what can I do about it" attitude. If the thug in the sling that Luke refers to in another thread had had a bit of discipline then that poor toddler certainly wouldn't have been punched.

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Post by kallis3 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:03 pm
Bring back National Service![:D]

I quite agree with Size5 - the threat was sometimes worse than the punishment. It certainly didn't harm me and I think society would be a much better place if the do gooders cleared off and the human right acts was altered or even repealed!

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Post by nepensioner » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:03 pm
Love the idea of bringing back National Service[:D]
Make them serve a year in Aghanistan, it would teach them some self discipline and may reduce the benefits bill[:D][:D]
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