Dr. Mike S. Adams–criminology professor at UNC-Wilmington–provides this account.
The other day I was sitting at a deli having some breakfast and drinking a cup of coffee. A man was walking out of the deli with his kids when his son, who looked to be about three years old, asked his dad whether they were going to the park. The dad said “no” because, apparently, they had somewhere else to go. That’s when the boy turned and starting swinging his arms striking his father repeatedly around the groin area.
What happened next also annoyed me. The father leaned down and, in a gentle voice, began to explain why the child’s actions were inappropriate. The father wasn’t at all successful. The kid just kept swinging away and making a scene. The father patiently pleaded with his son “Please stop that, you’re hurting daddy.”
The child is showing disrespect for his father, because his father has failed to teach him respect. Teaching such things requires discipline, which is often very unpleasant.
As Solomon once said, parents who fail to do this, literally hate their children.
One thing I hate is when a parent–while administering a spanking–says, “this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.”
Grow some rocks, ladies and gentlemen.
FutureMrsLarijani and I know a family–Charlie Delta Squared…I stay with them when I visit her neck of the woods–who are pretty diligent in the administration of corporal punishment. They don’t get bent out of shape. Dad almost never raises his voice. But he–and his wife–will not hesitate to tan some hides.
I would bet money that we will not see any of the kids punching their dad in the balls.
This is because their dad actually has a pair.