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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 10:31 AM
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Letting the screaming child scream
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I'm not a parent, but I have heard the saying that sometimes you just have to let the child exhaust him or her self. And, I have to believe that at some point every parent comes to that conclusion. They simply cannot continue to encourage the behavior by acquiescing to every whim.

The worse is the public tantrum. You know, the one in the supermarket where the child plops down on the floor and assaults the ears of every living creature for miles. However, this time the parent does not hurry to comfort. This time the coldness of the floor is allowed to sink in. This time the isolation is allowed to be felt. A minute passes as slowly as though it's seconds are counted on calendar pages. Then it stops. And, all heaven breathes a sigh of relief. After a few seconds of quite the child gets up and joins the parent. You almost expect the child to wave to the crowd and declare "I'm good".

You know where this is going. The wingers are these children that have been coddled for since birth due to their numbers. They have bullied minorities inside the country and actively oppressed the countries with deadly force where those peoples have originated. They are throwing public tantrums. Their screams have been incoherent to the point of delusion and they indeed assault the ears of every rational human being on the planet.

This time is different. This time nobody ran to them to pick them up and coo in there ears. And now, finally, the screams are diminishing.

This is the style of our President. For as painful as it is for us, those that elected him, to watch and listen to, he has returned every rant with an invitation back to the table. For to do otherwise, will surely keep the pendulum swinging.

I wish I had that picture of Barack pointing out to us with the caption "Chill the @#$ out, I've got this."

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  -Letting the screaming child scream thunder rising  Oct-11-09 10:31 AM   #0 
  - With most efforts at behavior modification, the unwanted behavior increases for a time  havocmom   Oct-11-09 10:35 AM   #1 
  - I do sincerely hope that, given some of your verbage, you are not  Skidmore   Oct-11-09 10:35 AM   #2 
  - Here is the photo you want. Save it  lunatica   Oct-11-09 10:37 AM   #3 
  - This is IT! Thanks. Not just save it I put it up as my background.  thunder rising   Oct-11-09 10:47 AM   #9 
  - "I'm not a parent ..."  Dogmudgeon   Oct-11-09 10:39 AM   #4 
  - And the fact is that quite a bit of what we are dealing with here are people so new to discourse and  patrice   Oct-11-09 10:53 AM   #13 
  - I'm pretty sure it was a metaphor. n/t  smoogatz   Oct-11-09 11:17 AM   #20 
  - Obama has the problem that he's adopted a child not raised well to begin wtih.  Robb   Oct-11-09 10:40 AM   #5 
  - Robb: NOT a dingbat  Dogmudgeon   Oct-11-09 10:41 AM   #6 
  - I agree and it worked with both of my kids.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-11-09 11:09 AM   #17 
  - That is NOT how you handle children. If a child acts up in public  Gman2   Oct-11-09 10:43 AM   #7 
  - i guess you know your child, why they are doing, if a norm or not and what is needed. but society  seabeyond   Oct-11-09 10:49 AM   #12 
  - Nope. If all you have is one incident to parent with, then yes.  Gman2   Oct-11-09 11:05 AM   #16 
     - ah, you miss the point in your narrow view. now, i am not suggestiong  seabeyond   Oct-11-09 11:36 AM   #27 
  - Boy howdy!! 1+~~~ "The SHIT that substitutes for old time debate, has morphed into OK, now your  patrice   Oct-11-09 11:02 AM   #15 
  - I agree with the point Gman2 makes here. The Far Right Screamers are organized by paid-for corporate  KittyWampus   Oct-11-09 11:31 AM   #25 
  - what a fuckin excellent post. bah ha... i love. hey, that child, all the emotions within  seabeyond   Oct-11-09 10:45 AM   #8 
  - It is well for us to remember that this IS true of SOME, perhaps even a significant amount of  patrice   Oct-11-09 10:48 AM   #10 
  - lol that pic u love so much seems to show obama having his own tantrum nt  msongs   Oct-11-09 10:49 AM   #11 
  - Actually, it would be the response to a person trying to insert themselves into the situation  thunder rising   Oct-11-09 10:57 AM   #14 
  - wow . . . . . . . ahem, of course, that depends upon how you look at it.  patrice   Oct-11-09 11:15 AM   #19 
  - I am a parent. We had a therapist friend who recommended what we came to refer to as  calimary   Oct-11-09 11:14 AM   #18 
     - Thank you.  patrice   Oct-11-09 11:21 AM   #21 
     - Disclaimer: I am not a parent ... my kids would be spoiled rotten. Just like my two sisters did  thunder rising   Oct-11-09 11:23 AM   #22 
        - Well, maybe I should just put you in "the position" LOL!!!  calimary   Oct-11-09 11:32 AM   #26 
        - I am and I raised mine within the Midwestern version of a Liberal paradigm.  patrice   Oct-11-09 11:50 AM   #28 
     - OK, but how am I going to wrap my arms around those fatasses?  Gman2   Oct-11-09 11:24 AM   #23 
        - fatasses with guns yet.  thunder rising   Oct-11-09 11:25 AM   #24 

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