I’m good for an article about the virtues of discipline, every now-and-then. This is one of them.
Like many of you, I read the terrifying article about a mother with a mentally deranged 12 year old son who is just waiting to become the next Adam Lanza. It is horrifying that these children exist and seemingly, nothing can be done to force treatment or at least protect their families & society from the harm that even their close family members see coming.
I don’t pretend to know the answer to that social ill. I would like to hear any suggestion you have for treating/dealing with this situation. What I would like to discuss is based upon a comment from one of or own:
I read the entire article and a bunch of the comments, the scary part is how many mothers commented, I know just how you feel… my xx yr old son is having the exact same issues.
Lotsa psychos in the wings just growing up, with lost parents who cannot handle them in any way shape or form and want govt intervention.
It is my belief that the vast majority of these “psychos waiting in the wings just growing up” are the result of a liberalized culture which forces parents to choose between physical discipline and jail time. There are, of course, many factors which contribute to the increase in uncontrolled behavior in these children. Some of them are:
1) The break down of the family unit
2) Absentee parents (due to breakdown of family or just working)
3) Apathetic parents
4) Stupid parents
5) Lack of God in children’s lives
For my purposes, I would like to focus on one particular area of concern which could easily rectify most of the behavioral problems in these many so-called “psychos” – i.e., discipline.
Most of these kids just need their ass beat. They need a parent to stand up and say “enough!”. They need to be shown their proper place in the pecking order of the family. They are not in charge, no matter how much their TV or music tell them that they are. They need to be stripped of all of their possessions and have their hide properly tanned. Thoughts?