Sad...Kids cant even have fun these days.
Only family I allow on my friends list are my two younger sisters for this very reason...Old people take things too seriously.
Guess its danged if you do and danged if you don't huh? Mr. "Magna Cum Laude-Smart Guy-I-Know-More-Than-Everyone-on-Onnidan-Put-Together"...
The dude is being an elder/parent and nipping that crap in the bud. But yet, in the same breath, if Uncle Ward was on Facebook "ethuggin' it up with the youngin' ,you would be talking about "how African-American men don't take care of their families.."
Unc shoulda had 2 belts..One for his own pants, and the other for tappin' them hindpots like he did..I applaud him (not really so much for putting it on youtube, because I would not have taken it that far, that would have been an off-camera butt whoopin if it were me).
However, the real sad thing is, when this gets to CNN, the Feds will be after him for 'child abuse"..That wasn't abuse,that was just a decent butt whoopin.. for a child that needed some correction...
Spare the rod, spoil the child....Too bad more elders don't get at their li'l wanna be fake thugs. Things wouldn't be escalating out of control if they'd jump on that mess early like this dude did...
Ethugging is not an a-- whooping offense, especially if nobody got hurt. I dont see how this isnt child abuse either. What is a kid learning by beating them? How is that teaching them how to think? They dont learn how to properly separate right from wrong with that. All they learn is they better not do some things around some people. When they grow up, and realize nobody can beat them anymore, they go right back to doing the same thing.
Beatings were used to keep Slaves in their place, not raise healthy children...remember that man.
Dude, I know good and darned well what happened to slaves. And they were ABUSED.... The Master didn't take a belt, and give them 10-20 quick ones with clothes on their backs. He normally stripped them down, took a whip 4 times longer than belt, and swung until they were tired of swinging.
I have used corporal punishment on my kid 3 times in her life. The last time I had to do it, she was 9 (almost 8 yrs. ago). You wanna know why that was the last time? Because she LEARNED, quickly, that's why. And up to this day, she thanks me for caring enough to show her consequences and repercucssions of bad actions and things that look like "fun" that could turn into bad endings...
She ain't perfect, but she is a beautiful, respectful, honor-roll 2-sport student athlete who is proud to be a non-fast-tail chickenhead (like too many of our young ladies are these days, the kind that your wanna-be-sly-hindpots would try to take advantage of but would fail miserably), and does not put up with all of the drama that teen girls love to bring, and the okey doke garbage these teen boys try to bring her..Why? Because dad and mom put her down to the game, and did not/do not play when it comes to doling out punishment. And she (as well as her friends) think me and her mom are THE coolest parents around. And they KNOW we don't play that...They like the fact that we keep it 100, and actually are friendly toward them and our child, but we draw the line often and EARLY...feel me?
So, when YOU have kids, put them in time out, shake your finger and beg and plead to them to stop doing whatever it is they are doing, ethug it up with them etc., do what you have to do. As for me and my house..Well, I have already stated it, man. And thanks for the attempt at an American history lesson that I already knew..