jeffreywinger
A Person Named Bucky
jeffreywinger
Oct 14
3

Why one or the other? Why can’t my kid play volleyball and soccer but still want to play Minecraft for an hour or so.

You tried to argue a moot point with your own moot point.... good job.

Oct 14
2

And that’s how you raise an asshole. Just following in your parents’ footsteps, I see.

Oct 14
6

The funny thing about that comment to me is that they literally just described.... Professional sports. Every single thing they said right there applies to physically pushing a ball through the air by some means. Yet I get the feeling that while they don’t want pro sports for their child, they’d allow it while Read more

Oct 14
8

Unsurprisingly, the folks who subscribe to the “When I say, ‘jump’, my kid says, ‘how high?’” school of parenting are completely oblivious to the opportunity for modeling and teaching desirable behavior. Read more

Oct 14
6

Think of the behaviour you are modelling with that “do as I say when I say it” kind of mentality.
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Oct 13
5

TVs didn’t have pause buttons, but they did have “can I watch until the commercial/end of the episode?” And good parents took the situation and the needs of their request into account and made a decision based on all of the info. Read more

Oct 13
10

This is some “viral” ass parenting bullshit methodology to make himself look good on tik tok. Read more

Oct 13
12

All you guys who are opposed to this, make sure you tell your kids that they aren’t as important as you are, and that they are just accessories to your life before you rip the plug out of the wall. Otherwise it will take years of therapy for them to figure out what your problem was.

Oct 13
3

idk man, if my parents were like that, I’d have been the kid that peace’d out the second I turned 18 and never visited them again. But I don’t think I’d have turned into an inconsiderate asshole after living my entire life with one as a dad.

Oct 13
8

You sound like you don’t treat your kids with a single fucking bit of respect. Hopefully when you’re old and infirm they’ll put you in a home and never visit. Read more

Oct 12
12

JFC, but we’ve got a truckload of badass parents here. Ya’ll are acting like you have no relationship with your kids, like they’re just pets who better earn their food bowl. Are you seriously telling me you can’t talk these things out to have an understanding of what is going on so that a solution can be worked out Read more

Oct 12
19

Depends on the kids I guess - if your kids are constantly shirking their responsibilities and you have to ride their asses or else they won’t get anything done, then yeah a firm hand may be necessary. But on the other hand if your kids are pretty good and it doesn’t really matter if they take the trash out now or in Read more

Oct 12
11

Exactly. Finish up this round and get down to set the table for Dinner. We eat in 20...

Oct 12
19

It can also help to understand priorities. Saying ahead of time that dinner is the priority and it is starting in 15 minutes sets the expectation to not do anything you don’t want to have to stop when dinner time comes around. It could also lead to respectful negotiation. “Can we make it 20 minutes so I can finish my Read more

Oct 12
59

it’s a case of the parent modeling respect and patience for another person who is in the middle of something that is important to them—and that’s always a good lesson.”

Oct 12
57

Instead of telling my kids that dinner is ready or it’s time to go bed, I give them a countdown. Something like “dinner in 15 minutes” or “start wrapping up for bed”. I think this is a good introduction to time management.