wow at all the ignorant fools that think the only way to teach their children is physically. Do you know what happens? You beat your kids, those kids beat theirs etc., etc. I am the youngest of 6 and my parents VERY rarely laid a hand on any of us. Last time I checked, every one of my brothers and sisters are outstanding members of society and are alll raising their children in the same manner they were raised. It is WEAKNESS to teach children by force. being an intelligent, responsible abult, you are supposed to be able to handle situations etc. without force.
I couldn't tell you how many of my friends growing up and adults I know now that were beaten and have an absolutely horrible life right now. I honestly attribute much of it to their upbringing. It is so easy to be violent. The hard thing is to be patient and take the time to teach your children responsibly. It pays off in the end.
As for the kids posting in this thread that adults should get with the times etc., well see where you all are in 15 years. yes, you may have a good job and a health family, but I guarantee you will never be able to enoy it (or anyting else) for more than 3 minutes. I get so sick and tires of the "I want it now!!!" mentality. Patience is a virtue and will make you appreciate many more things in life. It isn't always about what you are supposed to learn, it is also what you learn along the way. Have fun being a bunch of shallow, thoughtless humans that have no substance and no ability to appreciate the depth of life. /rant