When you answer rhetoric questions

September 19, 2017 11:16pm CST
Some parents are harsh. My mother is one of those. All her friends are too. You will not answer her rhetoric questions and get away with it. I remember when I was way younger, I once answered her "What is wrong with you?" with "manners". The beating I got from her still comes to haunt me once in a while. Even then, I think they shoudn't be questions if they should not be answered.
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@mandala100 (50545)
• Hong Kong
20 Sep 17
@Canaanite I'm sorry to hear that you were then getting coporal punishment from you mom.
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20 Sep 17
She did this within the law. I have never felt abused through the many beatings I got as a child
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@mandala100 (50545)
• Hong Kong
20 Sep 17
@Canaanite It that's what the law says in your country my friend.
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20 Sep 17
@mandala100 that's what the law says
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@singhisback (2147)
• Jalandhar, India
20 Sep 17
I'm sorry to know about that. I hope she's not much harsh now
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20 Sep 17
She is not harsh with her grandchildren. We have since started our own homes now
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• Jalandhar, India
21 Sep 17
@Canaanite that's nice. Anyways. Hope you are enjoying mylotting
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21 Sep 17
@singhisback I ffear it might be addictive
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• Nairobi, Kenya
20 Sep 17
They are called moms and sparing the rod was not one of the things that they would fathom. I'd personally say it's not that bad, it brought about a good generation.
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20 Sep 17
It helped especially for me and my siblings
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• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep 17
My parents are also harsh :(
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@dodoazo (21372)
• Philippines
20 Sep 17
You're too high sounding! What do you mean by rhetoric question? Can you state it in an ordinary tem for easy understanding?
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20 Sep 17
@dodoazo when my mother asked me what was wrong with me, I told her that it was my manners. I should not have answered the question.
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@dodoazo (21372)
• Philippines
20 Sep 17
@Canaanite That's correct. That's what I am reminding our grandchildren not to answer back to us as their grandparents for that be a sign of disrespect and bad manners.
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20 Sep 17
@dodoazo I agree with you on that
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@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
20 Sep 17
I am totally against beating or any other kind of physical abuse especially where children are concerned. I never felt the need to use a rod to any of my 3 children although they drove me up the wall a dozen times a day , when I found it difficult beyond my limits I would burst into tears. My children , now adults , tease me saying that was emotional blackmail
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20 Sep 17
In my country, this does not amount to abuse. It is allowed by law provided as long as it is reasonable
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@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
20 Sep 17
@Canaanite How does one decide what is reasonable and what is not ...
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20 Sep 17
@kiran8 if it is excessive, the child will show signs of abuse like in any other form of abuse
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@YrNemo (14717)
21 Sep 17
you are funny! I would have trouble with my parents too if I answered back in that specific way. Problem is, that answer of yours implies a lot, least, a poke at your mother's manner in a negative way. Hope you are not offended here.
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22 Sep 17
I am not offended. I must say I paid the price
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@YrNemo (14717)
22 Sep 17
@Kosgey (1292)
20 Sep 17
Part of descipline to respect the elder ones.
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20 Sep 17
True my friend
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@Kosgey (1292)
20 Sep 17
@Canaanite very true
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20 Sep 17
Hahaha its called being brought up by an african woman.don't think there is any african child without a story to tell.hahaha
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20 Sep 17
You're right
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
20 Sep 17
Parents have their own different ways to discipline their children according to what they see fit - some are more harsh than others...
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20 Sep 17
My mother was the harsh type. We are grateful though. We are all responsible members of the society
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