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That wouldn’t fly when I still lived at home with my parents. Even now, I still wouldn’t do that to my parents and I’m a grown adult.

I grew up in a controlled and strict house hold. I don’t believe I was in any way abused. I do believe the appropriate measures were taken. My parents were very strict and “old fashioned” meaning if I did anything of what that kid did. Like breaking things and screaming maniacally. I’d get my ass handed to me.

My mother and step father was not afraid of punching, kicking, or using the belt ,or using a long wooden spoon on me or my siblings. We learned to mind and did what we were told. It was no sir or no ma’am. I knew not to f**k with my parents. If they told us to do something. We did it. You didn’t want to argue and if you did. It was a** beat’n time.

Some examples to name. One of many times that I got in trouble at school. The teacher and principle sent home a signed letter about my bad behavior. So my mother forced me down onto the couch when I was 11 and took my step father’s belt, folded it, and lashed my arms and back with it. I screamed and cried. But it was necessary and I knew that acting like a little savage in school wasn’t tolerated. Another time I pissed her off, she kneed me in the ribs and threw me off of her porch and set me to work stacking wood until midnight. She didn’t take any shit. Another time while I was in high school, I got defensive on a certain subject and I mouthed off at her. It ended with her punching me in the mouth. And being a woman, she hit very hard.

I moved in with my grandparents for a while. My grandpa didn’t tolerate arguing. He’d knock you real good in the mouth and that was the end of it. My family believed that you discipline your children. You don’t wait until they’re almost 6 feet tall to teach them a lesson in respect and moral ethics.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my parents. They just wanted me to do right and be a civil human being and not behave as a savage like this kid. My kids don’t act this way. The best thing his mother can do is take his console and smash it. I wouldn’t let him play video games again until he moved out on his own.