Now really, is this an effective punishment?

@dawnald (84148)
Shingle Springs, California
October 6, 2009 6:46pm CST
Now really guys... Doesn't spanking pandas just teach them violence? Shouldn't we use persuasion, time outs, withholding privileges, sending them to be without bamboo, etc.? I really just don't think Super Nanny would approve of panda spanking... And you don't want to get her made at you, do you?
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• Australia
7 Oct 09
Did I miss something? Is this a news item, or a catch-phrase, or what? I'm afraid the concept goes straight over my head. With regards to spanking or any form of negative discipline, I am definitely against. I am VERY much a disciplinarian, but only use positive discipline unless other action is the only viable alternative, and then, while negative, it is reasoned and relative to the "crime". Don't get me on my soapbox though, because this is one of my favourite workshop seminars (well, actually five or six or more of them!) While I stress the importance of positive discipline, I certainly wish our justice system would do a lot more to deter crime - especially by our youth. They get a wrap over the knuckles and nothing much more, and go out and do the same thing (and worse) again and again. Why Pandas?
• Australia
7 Oct 09
Panda spanking is a humorous forum for silliness and a bit of sometimes risque playfulness among friends. Welcome. Lash
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
yes it's just a little myLot silliness, but why Pandas? Where is James?
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
Where is James, is he swimming in the Thames... too bad that only looks like it rhymes... :-)
@Wizzywig (7859)
7 Oct 09
I'd like to see Supernanny and James in a live TV debate on this one. I think James would put forward a well reasoned and convincing case... tho' he might just be up for getting Supernanny to send him to sit on the naughty step and contemplate ( that may or may not be a euphemism.....)
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
He'll probably try and get her to sit on the naughty step with him. And I'm guessing that naughty step would have a whole new meaning!
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
shhhhhh they're negotiating....
@Wizzywig (7859)
7 Oct 09
WTG James I just KNEW she'd have met her match with you! You just became champion of the naughty boys...& the naughty girls are pretty damned impressed too
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@ElicBxn (60874)
• United States
7 Oct 09
now, I never took it as punishing pandas, I took it as getting kinky with pandas....
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
which explains the Supernanny dominatrix thing...
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• Australia
8 Oct 09
Perhaps James could promote jellymonty to official Panda Dominatrix, 'cause that nasty old Super Nanny doesn't understand Pandas at all. Lash
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@ElicBxn (60874)
• United States
8 Oct 09
need an emoticon for rolling around on the floor clutching my sides in pain!
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@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
15 Oct 09
Hello, Dawn. I really think that pandas like to be spanked, and we shouldn't presume to intrude into their comfort zone. Withholding privileges wouldn't work, as they don't know what privileges are. If you say time out to a panda, that means their favourite magazine has sold out. Persuasion is a novel by Jane Austen, and pandas can't read, so that's no good either. Depriving the panda of bamboo could lead to starvation, and charges of culpable homicide, so we're left with spanking. Super Nanny's not into pandas, so she can't be expected to know what'a best for them. Pandas like to be spanked, we like to do the spanking. Where's the problem? Are you trying out for the next Nobel Peace Prize? You won't get it for protecting pandas. Time for a rethink, perhaps?
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Oct 09
Good points, good points! Actually, I think I'm a better candidate for the Nobel Sarcasm Prize, don't you?
• Spain
15 Oct 09
Sarcastic? You? Never!
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Oct 09
Maybe I should nominate you too?
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
8 Oct 09
I totally agree with you I also believe it makes the Panda even more determent as he will look at it well the Pain goes away I can handle it
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Oct 09
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
8 Oct 09
Lol well it is true
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Oct 09
yup
• Australia
7 Oct 09
What on earth makes you think spanking pandas is about punishment? It's about pleasing the poor masochistic little things. Those other things you mention, they're for punishment, but not the spanking. It's their raison d'etre. As for that frustrated Dominatrix Super Nanny, she's simply in denial. She doesn't scare me. Much. Lash
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
Oh gosh well then perhaps it's all about doing it under controlled circumstances instead of all this "Pandas gone wild" stuff that you read about?
• Australia
8 Oct 09
Definitely under controlled circumstances, and with the more feisty pandas sometimes a bit of restraint (as in ropes and chains) is needed, but a spankee-panda will stand still while you restrain them even when very feisty. It's all in the game tra la la. And I find one of the nicest parts is cuddling the little things after their spanking, they are so grateful. Lash
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Oct 09
hehehe
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
6 Oct 09
Hiya Dawn, No. I don't believe in panda spanking as a punishment for violence. I think like you too; persuasion and time outs need to be meted out for well-behaved pandas. I like the Super Nanny show whenever I see one.
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Oct 09
Here's a brownie and some bamboo for your panda!!!
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
6 Oct 09
Wuahuahuahua! Thanks, Dawn..
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
Any time!!!
7 Oct 09
Hi dawnald, I don't really like the idea of panda spanking in the first place, youhave to find one and then catch it, lol! Tamara
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• Australia
7 Oct 09
The ones you can't catch don't want to be spanked, but fortunately a large number do, so they make the chase pretty easy. Lash
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
Hi Tamara, apparently they WANT to be caught!
@rusty2rusty (6769)
• Defiance, Ohio
16 Oct 09
Well, from the picture it looks like the panda likes to do the spanky. Not the other way around...Maybe Super Nanny needs a Panda spanking.Lol.
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Oct 09
hahaha maybe so...
• United States
7 Oct 09
Spanking pandas is just going to lead to having stupid pandas roaming the world......well, that is if spanking has the same effect on pandas that spanking a child does (see a previous discussion i started). Apparently spanking your child causes them to have lower IQ's due to Post Traumatic Stress Disdorder....... Before we go spanking panda's all willy nilly, i think we need to give a couple of scientists a few hundred million dollars to run some tests and see if panda's can suffer form PTSD....because we don't want to make them even more stupid!
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
No, we certainly wouldn't want that!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
7 Oct 09
I really don't trust my instincts on this one.....I have never spanked a panda....too afraid to do it! But Super Nanny might not approve anyway so I am safe.....time outs are what I am in favor of.
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Oct 09
:-)