In your childhood,did you answer back when your parents blamed you?

China
April 7, 2009 1:44am CST
I was wayward when I was a child.So I always made my parents angry.If they scolded me,I would answer back.Sometimes they were irritated by my stubborn temper and punished me.In retrospect,I was too ignorance. What about you?
6 responses
@springs (926)
• India
7 Apr 09
I was very silent when i was a kid.Even though they scold me i couldn't even open my mouth,I just stared them.Even though i was irritated i was just helpless at that time.And sometimes i think they scolded for my better future.
@kedves (728)
7 Apr 09
I would never answer my mother back I would just apologise for what ever I did wrong. As for my father I would not have much chance as he would just beat me up until the age of 13 when after he hit me I looked him in the eyes and asked if hes done and is that all hes got .. he never hit me again after that.
@chookie1971 (2277)
• Australia
7 Apr 09
I never use to do that because my parents were strict. I tried to raise my kids in a simular way and it is not working. my older child is back chatting. I am trying to cut that out. It is not going to be easy because he is a teenager. It really does frustrate me.
• India
7 Apr 09
One tight slap was all I got if ever I answered back. My mom is a strict disciplinarian and her idea of children is that they should know their place and follow everything being said to them. She would never care for my side of the story and whatever she understood was the final word in everything.
• China
7 Apr 09
Yeah! you are so brave that you can answer back your parents. In my childhood,i always was obedient.I seldom answer back my parents,so my parents consider me a good boy.until now my temper is so warm,and seldom angry. i think a good temper do good to ones healthy.
@vworld4u (144)
• India
7 Apr 09
I used to answer back as well in earlier part of my childhood days! I never used to take scoldings if they are unfair. If I had done something wrong and had to take scoldings, I used to welcome the scoldings and used to feel bad about my behavior. Children should always get training from parents to accept their mistakes boldly and try to rectify their mistakes in near future! Parents from long time back teach their children that making mistakes is a big sin and therefore shouldn't do it. Accepting this logic, a child really don't feel like to accept its mistake even if it does one. There comes this problem of talking back, fighting back, defending itself etc.. It is really a problem of parents, not of a kid. We should start encouraging our kids that making mistake is a common thing for a human being, but to rectify it is a great character of a human being and it should be done to get a good personality. What would you say?