Now really, is this an effective punishment?
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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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?
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.....)
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?
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
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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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!