Did anyone else play video games in their youth as an escape from abusive parents? For me, it was definitely the Zelda series.
I was spanked nearly daily by my mom to the point of bruising but I got through it by thinking to myself that Link could handle this pain no problem.
Pretty much every fucking psychologist nowadays recognizes it as a form of abuse you stupid neanderthal. This attitude really needs to fuck off and die already, completely illogical.
Has nothing to do with tumblr and everything to do with progressing as a species
>I was spanked all the time as a child
And look where you are now.
I don't think spanking a child in-and-of itself is abuse, but spanking a child to the point of bruising is excessive and abusive. There's a difference between punishment and losing control to the point where you're inflicting physical injuries. OP's mom was probably one of those bipolar women that just absolutely loses it when the kid so much as makes a peep, and just viciously spanks them for hours.
>yfw op for that spoiled kid that got spanked once for missbehaving and then claiming that he where abused every day with a baseball bat and his mom was the reincarnation of satan and his dad raped him everyday.
Hurr durr im so abused guys! i promise!
This, I was smacked as a kid on the ass once or twice at a time if I was a little shit, but it was never a 'prop you over one knee and just go at it' kind of deal. Kids are pretty simple, and the brief pain of a smack will get through their heads that they dun goofed, which my folks would then follow up with 'don't do it again' or explain why I was a cunt. I got smacked on the head every once in a while by my dad for the same basic effect. It's not abuse.
And psychologists think it's ok to be gay or transgendered and don't view it as a mental illness. I don't give a fuck what they say anymore.
Also, I was spanked on the occasion, only when I was being a little shithead, and I turned out relatively fine. And then there's the kids today that HAVEN'T been spanked, but deserve it BADLY.
>making more spoilt Apple drone, hipster glasses wearing, colourful hairdye using, fat, spoilt faggoty faggots who spend all their time in Starbucks is progressing the human race
My dad would hit and rape my mom and I. There were several times I wound up in the hospital to get stitches or staples or casts to fix what he did when he was drunk. He spent many nights in jail from 911 class I made while hiding under the bed.
Whenever they would take him to jail to cool down (he never spent more than a night because mom wouldn't press charges and denied a lot of what he did) we would leave the state to visit my grandparents. My uncle would teach me how to play whatever new games he had on the PC. It was my literal escape from the nightmare.
When he died I was only 7. My uncle bought me a NES to distract me but I was glad he was dead. I remember smiling when my mom told me.
I still have scars from him.
So if one or two psychologists started saying homosexuality was a mental illness like the dozens of trained professional in the past, you'd blindly believe them?
Freud thought homosexuality was a mental illness, we should disregard everything he ever said!
I used to be like you. I believed psychology could fix everything, and help those with mental illness. Then they went pants on head retarded. They became the Harley Quinn to the LGBT's Joker.
I don't think I'm 100% better, I just have enough foresight to realize how fucked up they're making this whole situation. I'm also not saying spanking is a-ok. I'm just saying that, in moderation, it's a decent deterrent to bad behaviors. Kids these days seem to have no fucking respect. People wonder WHY, and, from my perspective, it happened around the time spanking became 100% considered child abuse.
Yes, some assholes go WAY overboard and, like some anons in the thread say, they've experience extensuive bruising, and, yes, suffered legit child abuse. I agree. Fuck THAT shit. But, in my experience, and because my parents didn't go fucking overboard (and stopped after the first 7 or 8 years of my life. Forgive me on my haziness on the specifics) I turned out relatively well.
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It's not, but if you're bruising your kids, you've gone past just spanking and that is abuse. I was spanked as a kid. It's fine, so long as you explain to the kid the purpose behind it, don't bruise them/break their skin, and don't hit anywhere but their buttocks.
The problem is no one thinks in moderation. Spanking can be good in moderation, but no one considers it that way. It's either completely wrong or something everyone should do, and do excessively.