Chris, do you pay the UGA game reporter by the word? Perry made what ultimately was an uncontroverted observation about the conservative playcalls and unsteady execution on Georgia's offense, and next thing I know, I'm listening to GameRewind on tape for about a quarter or so. Is there a union rule against simply acknowledging the fundamental correctness of a third party observation in the sports rumination business? Would I be mistaken to observe, in the SEC, the worse your team is, the longer the explanation?
Love the show, but I'm old. However, in my view Rude Awakening displays the best balance of humor, sportsmanship, social perspective and lively chatter in the Atlanta market. Please do not think that is damning with faint praise.
He’s a grown man. I can counsel him in 30 seconds.
YOU ARE A GROWN MAN. STOP HITTING YOUR CHILD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Counseling session is over.
That will be $150.
Please pay the cashier on your way out.
Whats wrong with saying I don’t leave bruises?
I take it to mean he doesn’t “discipline” her to such a point that he will leave bruises. OR, I DON’T HIT MY KID!!!!
This is why guys like Tom Brady have not commented on any of this crap.
Words can be twisted.
Rudy A. Carcaterra
Hey, Rude Awakening-
If there’s a silver lining to the Peterson issue, maybe it’s this-- grown men talking in public with one another about how they treat their children. Not a subject that gets much airtime normally, but I appreciate the fact that you guys have not shied away from it this week, and it surely has made for some fascinating listening.
Full disclosure, I’m a private school director in Atlanta, have worked with kids for 25 years, and have been pushing for the positive, non-punitive discipline of children for a long time now. So yes, this is my chance to jump in, and I’m taking it!
First of all, I’m not convinced that corporal punishment, within limits, is our worst problem in disciplining children. I think the bigger problem is that adults have so little interest in taking the child’s point of view on much of anything, that they constantly confuse parenting with policing. The problem is, while children without freedom may learn how to cow tow to authority, what they don’t learn so well is how and when to stand up to authority—especially when the authority is coming from peers. Only children with plenty of experience of freedom have any chance of developing responsible freedom--at least, that’s been my experience working with kids for going on 3 decades now.
Second, there was a gentleman on the air this morning talking about the success of corporal punishment in keeping children out of gangs and whatnot. There are many problems with that argument, and I won’t even go into the research on that claim. Even in the best case scenario, where corporal punishment is done lightly and infrequently, the relevant comparison is not between corporal punishment and neglect (which research shows does correlate with aggression and criminality), but between corporal punishment and positive discipline. Positive discipline starts with the assumption that learning how to cooperate is no different than learning how to do algebra or grill a good steak. You don’t put somebody in timeout—let alone hit them—when they mess up a math problem, or overcook a piece of meat. Patience, guidance and encouragement are the keys to teaching cooperation, just like any other kind of teaching. And one thing I can guarantee, those kids who are ending up in gangs are not getting an over-abundance of positive discipline—or positive anything else, for that matter.
Finally, I think it’s time for a lot of people to wake up and realize that it’s not enough to have a preference for corporal punishment, like we have a preference for cappuccinos over lattes. A lot of scientific research has been done on this question, and like Senator Moynihan once said, you are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts (see attached).
Anyway, thanks guys for facing this issue head on, and maybe Adrian Peterson is helping us all move a couple of steps closer to the humane treatment of children everywhere.
Couple of things. Loved the bit on Kip Adotta. We used to go see him and Jerry Farber almost every week. Farber even showed up at my wedding reception and did some stand up. Still not sure why Perry has a sex therapist doing his roof. (Dr. Ruth) J Take care, Hal
RuRu, if you're a parent, you understand child abuse. You don't condone it, but you understand it.
If Dimino was aghast at your Marietta paddling, down in Griffin the principle would do it over the loud speaker. Talk about scared straight!!
Please stop thinking in absolutes.
Time out is an excellent deterrent to bad behavior.
Start a child at age two that abhorrent behavior is treated with removal from society for a short period of time and this can still be used effectively through the teen years. At an early age a child will learn to stay in the chair….whether it is in Grandma’s house, your house or neighbors house or school. 20 seconds is an eternity to a two year old and thirty minutes will be an equal eternity to a fourteen year old. I know I spent the BEST years of my life sitting on the basement steps. Time spent staying after school was also an effective deterrent.
Sorry but “go to your room” is not a removal from society in today’s world but sitting at a table in plain view with no books, communication or toys can be a very discouraging punishment to even a teen ager. Start them young and be consistent.
Our Justice System is and has for years been based on “time out” unfortunately today it is not it is no longer applied correctly in today’s world.
Have to get to work but wanted to comment on corporal punishment.
I can't disagree with "home team" more.
My 3 kids have high grades, well behaved and respectful to there's too.
THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN DISCIPLINED BY BEING HIT.
Discipline comes from the leadership of the household that holds excellent standards and expectations for the child. You don't have to hit your children to achieve those goals.
Also, it is a hypocritical double standard that wives and strangers can't be hit or assaulted, but children can. Especially when churches preach that it is necessary. I could not imagine Christ hitting a child.