By MGZ - 19/10/2009 02:33 - United States
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bad parenting? cell phones are like caring gum around in ur pocket, everyone has one. children @ the age of 7 have phones now. the world is too corrupt for ur child not to b able to get in contact with u. teach them how n when to use their cell phone n only for emergencys. 13 yr olds are old enuff. geesh
Oh yes, bgpink, you're absolutely right. How did we EVER survive thousands of years without cell phones?! Everyone must have been raped and kidnapped by construction workers, right? One, don't stereotype. Two, there's just as much danger as there was twenty years ago, the media just publicizes it more than before. Cell phones AREN'T a necessity.
Well I am a teen now. I had to get a phone when I was nine BECAUSE I walked from home which was a mile [not complaining about the mile part] from home but also I live in a messed up neighborhood. By messed up I mean "Held at gunpoint" messed up. I am not even 19 yet I am a long ways from there. But still it wasnt fancy or anything.
By the way, his name is MykeHawke, not MikeHawke. OP, take her phone, perform some sort of torturing technique on it, and make her pay for a new phone. Or just give it to someone who would REALLY need one. Kids, these days, I swear. Sure, I'm one myself, but it seems that the younger they get, the less class, respect and morals they have.
where'd u live, small town?!? any kid planning walking around the city by themselves or even the suburbs needs a phone. if your kids in danger or even just things dont go according to plan and they need a ride or for u to grab them something from home u want them to be about to call u for it
This is actually not a bad idea #72; teach her to be responsible for her actions. She may have cost you a much needed job, which in this economy is no small matter. Show her the natural consequences for her actions. She cost you a job and there for money, you need money to pay for things for her like her cell phone, no money no cell phone. She will learn real fast that way not to over react to things. Knowing that she can’t have a phone till you have a job and you dont have a job now, because of her behavior will get the message across.
WOW. Since it was so fucking important (HELLO, JOB), you should punish her by making her live off of the bare minimum for at least a month - NO CELL PHONE AT ALL, basic shitty food, no new clothes, etc.
#54's advice didn't really work on me. My parents would beat the s**t out of me if I acted out or got bad grades many years ago, so I know a little bit about rewards and consequences. I didn't turn out so bad because of that. Sure, I resort to violence and take enjoyment in planning and executing revenge on people, but we're all screwed up somehow, so not a big deal. PS - My parents still beat the s**t out of me, but now I can fight back.
Just going based on my opinion and prior experiences. Obviously, I'm only one of what seems like an infinite amount of test cases, so I can only speak for myself. (Edit - I thought I was being commented on, so Do Not Pass GO! Do not collect $200) It's hard to cite anything for this type of matter, but here's what I can provide - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu_moia-oVI
Learning theory doesn't work that way, 54. Teachers exclusively using positive reinforcement and negative punishment in an attempt to get unruly brats to behave often find that method barely effective if it has any affect at all. Positive reinforcement: give desirable stimulus. (eg. extra computer time) Negative reinforcement: take away undesirable stimulus. (eg. free from a chore) Positive punishment: give undesirable stimulus. (eg. scolding) Negative punishment: take away desirable stimulus. (eg. no phone) You need all four, dumbass. Way to ignore a huge chunk of basic learning theory. Go find yourself a cure for Soccer Mom Syndrome.
You overlooked the fact that no job = no money and no money = no phone... So psychologically that does say "if you do this, I'll take away this". The fact that she can get it back when she stops keeping her mom from jobs says that "when you do this, I'll reward you with this". Ya dig?
Oh, wow. You gotta teach your daughter that joking around like that is very wrong!
Here's a concept - DISCIPLINE! My parents would have taken away ALL of my stuff, after being spanked and stood in a corner for an hour. That was a horrible abuse and you have a spoiled rotten brat. You have 5 years to fix what took you 13 years to fuck up. Good luck.
Okay, my comment keeps disappearing. Using the word 'witty' wasn't the best choice of words, my apologies. I shouldn't try to form coherent sentences at 4am. I'm not a cashier, haha. And fckaduck, I'm one of *them*? Who are them? And, a kick to the face? Someone's a very rational person, eh?
good on you for disciplining her. but have you ever tried doing it before? cos she REALLY didn't take it well. generally sign of a spoilt brat. either way, you control your own actions, so your daughter is a little _____. i hope you punished her BIG time. you should probably take that phone off her FOR GOOD. she clearly doesn't deserve it. contact the people, apologise and just tell them your daughter is immature?