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Cull the brood, so you only have good children.
Please do not increment my Quality Posts count. 69 is a good place to be. ;-)
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I spent a couple thousand $$ child-proofing my home, and the little b**tards STILL get back in.
I like to cook with wine. In fact, I drank a bottle last night while cooking dinner!
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My parents used time-outs and they worked. I was also a fairly mild-mannered child, though, because of the overall atmosphere they created for me. If you show love and respect to a developing mind, you will teach it through example and your children will have such qualities.
Children should be taught to have a problem with physical harm being done to them for any reason, not expect it as retribution while they're still learning your versions of "good" and "bad". Vengeance begets vengeance. Expect it in return later on. Beating those who can't fight back and whose minds aren't completely developed yet is pathetic.
Ever wonder why parents don't spank their children after they've gotten to a certain age? It sure as hell isn't because the kids stop doing things the parents think are wrong. It's because they develop the mass, ability, and understanding that when someone is physically hurting you, it's okay to defend yourself by incapacitating the other person. Not so fun to hit someone once they can hit back just as hard, is it?
Metal is awesome, it's super-powerful and emotional, but at the end of the day we're dudes with long hair and guitars going "RAAAAAR!" -Devin Townsend