Y’know how parents always tell their kids “Don’t hit?” Well that little piece of advice doesn’t work if you hit your kid when you say it! Geeze, adults are stupid sometimes.
That advice also doesn’t work when you’re the 40 something dad of an 8 year old boy who gets into a playground scrap with two other little boys and then you, the dad, go retaliate by hitting someone else’s 8 year-old kid and then beating up that kid’s dad and trashing his house.
Yesterday in my city, three little guys got into fisticuffs on their school’s playground. I don’t think kids ought to pound each other for any reason, but it happens with little boys. The dads of these boys, however, decided to get into a huge brouhaha that ended with two of the dads totally pounding each other and then one of the dads getting a buddy and going back to the other dad’s house, pounding the guy with a metal pipe and then trashing his house. Sadly, these dogs were scared off by actual dogs, which gives me to believe that the dads are essentially big, fat, insecure bullies.
After that, this Neanderthal genius goes home and tells his little guy “Don’t hit or I'll fxxing kill ya'.” Man, people are so stupid.
See “Stupid Adults” for more of my opinions on this subject.
Anger Management.com has an anger management tool on it. It has some useful stuff and worthwhile reading too.
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