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Date: 02/09/12 04:44 AM

36 Responses to Child Abuse Or Tough Parenting?

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    February 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    Link: Child Abuse Or Tough Parenting? - Parents forced their 4 yr old to run in the snow in only underwear to grow a `masculine temperament`. Story in credits
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    February 9, 2012 at 4:52 am
    Abuse. In fact, I`d punch the father right in the mouth if I saw something like that.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 4:59 am
    Wish some American or English parents would do this.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 5:06 am
    its abuse...want you child to be more masculine? make him watch "Rambo" a 20 or 30 times...if that doesn`t work then too damn bad...
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
    718 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 5:06 am
    Not Cool (lol, get it?)
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
    718 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 5:12 am
    God DAMN that pisses me off. i hope his parents die of drating cancer. goddamn them to drating hell.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 5:17 am
    meh. it`s debatable on either side.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 5:18 am
    "God DAMN that pisses me off. i hope his parents die of drating cancer. goddamn them to drating hell."

    Yeah because that would totally help the kid out in life.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 5:50 am
    It`s abusive in our culture, in China, their culture is different.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    February 9, 2012 at 5:53 am
    My friend celebrates the first large snowfall of the year by running around his house naked and making several "naked snow angels". It`s a pretty large house too and he`s pretty tough, heck, he just turned 46.
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    Insomniac89 Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 6:17 am
    Western Civilization would think its abusive, Eastern Civilization would think its productive. IAB Civilization thinks its funny lol.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 9, 2012 at 6:39 am

    I`m sure he`ll grow up to be a very productice, conformist, psychologically screwed up man.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 6:42 am
    I`d say it`s stupid parenting.
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    supersassyk8 Female 18-29
    403 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 6:51 am
    Thats fascinating. If the kid ran, he`d realise he`d warm up and not feel cold. Keepign moving etc. Its almost a practical science lesson about the human body. Not sure a 5 year old needs to learn it.

    I don`t think it`s a reccomended parenting technique but I doubt it`ll do him any harm - especially as you see him laughing at the end when they get home.

    When I think about the mental things my parents made me do as a kid, this would probably be on par!

    It`d be abuse if they didn`t make sure he warmed up properly and he caught hyperthermia.
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 6:57 am
    If that kid stopped whining and started running, he`d warm up a lot quicker!
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    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
    238 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 8:13 am
    You guys are just jealous because his child is going to grow up an important business man with mad kung fu skills and your children will have to conform to a job at Mickey D`s flipping burgers. That or prostitution/porn.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 8:17 am
    Wow.. Child abuse, no question..
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 8:22 am
    Don`t care whether or not it`s abusive. It`s idiotic. I grew up and lived up till 22 in one of the most temperate parts of the US where winters were rarely below 40 and summers were rarely above 90. Then just because the human body is fully capable of it, acclimatized to a winter`s 20 and below in a couple of weeks and summer`s of 110 and above. Every year. For about seven years straight just out of sheer luck with my billets.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
    646 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 8:59 am
    wow, those chinese are really f`ed up huh
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 9, 2012 at 9:06 am
    Kid`s saying if you`re so manly, why are you wearing fake Northface?
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
    803 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:19 am
    @Scuzoid, it depends on the person. I`ve been in Chicago all my life, where we`re well known to have all four seasons in one day. So far this is one of the best (read: mildest) winters in my memory, and I`m still freezing. My body hates the cold and the snow as well as the scorchingly hot summers, and I`m moving somewhere more temperate as soon as I graduate.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    not child abuse
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    I think IAB needs to create a new category: Bad Parenting. It seems to be quite common on the site today.
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    TuffGhost88 Male 18-29
    371 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    I`m surprised at how many people are so upset by this. I probably wouldn`t do this to my own kid, but it`s pretty obvious that the boy wasn`t even close to being in any danger. He was whining at the discomfort, just like any kid whines when he does something he doesn`t want to (which is practically ALL THE TIME if he has responsible parents.) He probably is (or will be) proud of himself for rising to his parents` challenge. Just because a child is disciplined in ways we`re not familiar with doesn`t mean he`s being abused or going to be an unhappy adult. Chill the F*ck out.
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    TuffGhost88 Male 18-29
    371 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    This is a valid way to teach your child "In life, you`re going to have to do things that you don`t want to do, even when you don`t understand why, but they will make you stronger."

    Now, please, the majority of you who appear to disapprove, give me a reason why EXACTLY this NECESSARILY qualifies as Bad Parenting......
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    darwin`s theory in action
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
    1205 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    Russian style parenting=best parenting for all cultures! :P I see 2 things wrong with this though: the "masculine" part. I`d say make all genders do this to toughen up a bit. But that leads to the second: making him run in underwear is a bit creepy. Pedo bear is having a hell of a time right now :P
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    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    to the last several of you who qualify this as legitimate discipline, you miss the point. first off, you have no idea how long that kid was even out in the cold. second, regardless of whether or not he was in "danger" there are better ways of teaching your child a lesson or making them "do something they don`t want to do." really? please. try to rationalize a little more why don`t you. if someone wants to treat a child like this, fine. i have no right to tell you how to raise your child. but i do know an a*shole when i see one. and if you justify this behavior, you`re an idiot. period.
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

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    teknollag Male 18-29
    164 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:55 pm
    This guy is going to be one bad ass mofo.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    He will be a man!!!!!!!!
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2348 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    It`s not like he had to roll around in it.
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    eduardoleon Male 18-29
    500 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    what @cityncolour said
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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    February 11, 2012 at 4:58 am
    This isn`t going to make him masculine. It`s just going to make him hate his parents.
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    MorfeuS Male 18-29
    289 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    pff..all of you gonna raise some weak tutu wearin` wusses,nono,"child abuse",really?! o.O weak minded fools :-/

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