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Parents' Weapon of Choice
Jul 21st, 2017 at 6:22pm
 
     This may have been asked on this forum a long time ago. If so, I don't care. When you were growing  up what was your parents' favorite means of dishing out a lesson?
     In our house Mom was the disciplinarian. I can only remember Dad hitting me once. It was richly deserved. Mom liked the razor strap. That was her anti-kid weapon.  These days it is a treasured family heirloom (my wife wasn't officially part of the family until my sisters hit her with it) that I proudly possess.
    So what, if they had one, was your parents' weapon (s) of choice?
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Re: Parents' Weapon of Choice
Reply #1 - Jul 22nd, 2017 at 4:42am
 
Never been hit by my parents with anything, even a hand. Completely against they're parenting philosophy.
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Reply #2 - Jul 22nd, 2017 at 11:09am
 
Belt once by my Dad. He changed a lot through 5 kids. By the 5th he was pretty relaxed. (Or worn down, take your pick.) His parenting philosphy was lead by example and he is a genuinely good man. I hope to be as fair minded as him some day.
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Reply #3 - Jul 22nd, 2017 at 3:15pm
 
we got the odd clip, when needed - but never with anything but a hand.
That's not discipline that's sadism.
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Reply #4 - Jul 22nd, 2017 at 6:17pm
 
It was a different time. We were raised old school but never abused. The razor strap was wide and flat. It really didn't hurt that much. We would scream and holler while Mom whooped us then laugh as soon as she left the room.
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Reply #5 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 9:27pm
 
Hand, rarely.  We had to ignore repeated warnings.  And it usually involved deliberately picking on a younger sibling.

If we really worked at it, Mom would use the flat side of a small hair brush.  She would go to her room afterwards and cry, which upset us more than the spanking did.
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Reply #6 - Aug 1st, 2017 at 5:54pm
 
Pre Dr. Spock spanking was the norm. Children of the 60's and earlier were generally raised with a "spare the rod" philosophy. I'm sure abuse occurred but it was rare. No one I know personally ever got more than they deserved. I'm not defending it. It was a different time, that's all.
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Reply #7 - Aug 2nd, 2017 at 11:00pm
 
I think the better question is:
What didn't I get hit with?
Kitchen utensils, wire hangers, brooms, shoes, belts(got a scar on my head from a buckle), and even full on pummelling.
Always good for a laugh some of those stories!
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Reply #8 - Aug 3rd, 2017 at 2:22am
 
The old wash your mouth with soap , one time dad knocked a baby tooth out trying to soap me , that was the last soaping and younger siblings got nothing . I was the trial child
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Reply #9 - Aug 3rd, 2017 at 6:14am
 
My mother was deadly accurate with a dinner fork. It didn't matter where at the table you sat, somehow she got you across the back of the hand.
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Reply #10 - Aug 10th, 2017 at 8:55am
 
I got the belt from my Dad. Between 1 and 3 stripes depending on severity.

Mom was more varied. Plenty of mouth washed with liquid soap. Dowel rods were used, those were the ones I detested most. It was was the whipping sound it made on the way that just made it worse. Otherwise general implement that was handy.
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