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castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 20306 posts
Nov 4th '12

It's not something I would say. But I can see how someone would, and I think there are worse things to say. The biggest problem I see is if the child offends again it would (hopefully) be an empty promise, which would leave the words of the parent less effective in the future.

Mama Charli Due August 8; 6 kids; Texas 6387 posts
Nov 4th '12

I dont think cussing at one saying bust your ass is right, but telling them you are going to spank them, i dont see a problem with it.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Nov 4th '12

to each their own.. i dont see a huge problem with it. sometimes that stuff comes out in the heat of the moment

Mama Jenna. 2 kids; California 14282 posts
Nov 4th '12
Quoting Supafly★:" If they're not going to follow through(and probably can't since that's illegal) they should not be threatening to. "


Illegal to spank? lol

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42503 posts
Nov 4th '12

Def not the best way to put it.

user banned California 36390 posts
Nov 4th '12

Not at all okay. It soumds so violent.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
Nov 4th '12
Quoting Supafly★:" If they're not going to follow through(and probably can't since that's illegal) they should not be threatening to. "


illegal to spank?

Gir! 2 kids; Ohio 7550 posts
Nov 4th '12
Quoting Supafly★:" If they're not going to follow through(and probably can't since that's illegal) they should not be threatening to. "


Sorry to burst that bubble, but it's not "illegal". ABUSE is illegal, but disciplining your child isn't. Even if it were illegal.. how many people would take that seriously?

marsupialjoe TTC since Jun 2003; 3 kids; Vancouver, Bc, Canada 454 posts
Nov 4th '12

The parent who used the term "bust your ass" needs to realize that it's in the TONE, not the WORDS. The threat holds nothing without the tone, and a phrase like "bust your ass" means nothing to a 5yr old lol. I'm sure when they said it, they narrowed their eyes, gritted their teeth a bit, and used a harsh tone. THAT'S what keeps the kid in line, not the threat of being hit.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Nov 4th '12

I am a non spanking parent and I say it to my kids all the time, or I will beat your ass etc......



They know I dont and never will, so I guess it depends really if they do.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Nov 4th '12

I wouldn't want someone to yell at me and threaten to bust my ass... So, I wouldn't do it to my boys.



eta- It's mean!

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Nov 4th '12

1. The wording is completely inappropriate. I think it's trashy to swear at your children.



2. It is completely hypocritical. "If you hit, I will hit you"....what the hell?

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Nov 4th '12
Quoting C's Mommy ✿:" Illegal to spank? lol"


Depending where you are from here in Canada in aug or sept they banned spanking in any form what-so-ever and you will get your child taken away or be charged with abuse if done in public and someone calls or at home and someone calls.

John Mayer. 2 kids; Modesto, California 21992 posts
Nov 4th '12
Quoting Coupon Lady:" I am a non spanking parent and I say it to my kids all the time, or I will beat your ass etc...... They know I dont and never will, so I guess it depends really if they do."


You tell your small children you'll beat their ass? That sucks.

S♡J=Malachi 1 child; 3 angel babies; Florida 3278 posts
Nov 4th '12

I would have said it different I try not to curse at kids.