My Dad could shut me up with just a glare. That included when I came home on leave from IJLB.Saw this article in the Wail this morning, looks like the consequences of all this "you should never ever smack children" softly softly parenting that my generation championed is coming home to roost.
The shame of being attacked ...by your child
My dad would have taken my ******* head off if I'd gone for him or my mum, I used to get a crack for answering back half the time or at least shouted at in that booming angry voice of his that made my bladder relax. My sisters best friend was a very spoiled child with rich parents who got everything she wanted, but when she started doing things she shouldn't be as a teenager and her mum pulled her up on it she started hitting her mum and that carried on for a few years till she moved out. Her attitude rubbed off on my sister a bit in the way she started speaking to our parents after being with her but she quickly learned it wasn't going to fly in our house.
I'm glad I decided not to breed, couldn't be dealing with that shit!