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Now THIS is how to raise your kids

Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:32 am

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Ryan Fraidenburgh was 14 when he was brought here shackled, kicking and screaming.

Two men carrying handcuffs and leg irons came for him at his mother's home in Sacramento, Calif., shoved him into a van and bound him hand and foot. They drove him 12 hours south, over the Mexican border, into a high-walled compound near here called Casa by the Sea.

"It was nighttime," Ryan recalled. "I look around and I see kids sleeping on cement. I was really, really scared. The big honcho, Mauricio, said, 'You don't speak English here.' I didn't know how to speak Spanish."

Ryan quickly learned the rules: stay silent, be compliant, don't look up, don't look out the window, don't speak unless spoken to. The punishments for breaking the rules included solitary confinement, lying on the floor in a small room, nose to the ground, often for days on end.

Ryan was not a criminal. He was only skipping school, his parents said in telephone interviews. But in August 2000, they said, in the middle of a bitter divorce and custody battle, they decided to send him away to Casa by the Sea, which calls itself a "specialty boarding school" for behavior modification.
Fawesome way to make up for being a spineless backwards-bending parents for 14 years. The important thing is that, in the end, everyone was a better person from their experiences.
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:04 am

Flippin nora, bit severe
 
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:55 pm

Yeah holy ****, my parents accautly let me skip school once in a while if my grades were good enough.

**EDIT BY MOD: Please don't work around the word filter. -Kevin**
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:50 pm

I disagree. Unregulated too. Especially in MX. What if their corporal punishment causes the death of the child? Yes, it has happened in the US.

If I ran one of those schools, I'd make the parents idemnify me if any harm came of the kid. Because they'd have to operate to remove my foot from his ass.
 
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:11 pm

Piss poor parenting is to blame for todays **** ups. Beat your kids ass once in awhile, I thank my mom for kicking my ass when I was younger. I appreciate that I turned out the way I did.
 
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:43 pm

Deathright wrote:
Yeah holy **** my parents accautly let me skip school once in a while if my grades were good enough.


Damn shame. They should've scheduled extra English classes for you instead.
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:08 pm

A friend of mine had that sort of thing happen to him. Oddly enough everyone involved died of natuiral causes not too long afterward... His parents botyh are rather scared of him now and getting right about the age to be put into a nursing home.. He has the perfect one picked out too.. :)
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:57 pm

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Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:13 pm

Vrock wrote:
Deathright wrote:
Yeah holy **** my parents accautly let me skip school once in a while if my grades were good enough.


Damn shame. They should've scheduled extra English classes for you instead.


Wow holy **** how did I not know that a snide comment from you was coming Vrock. What do just sit and wait for me to say anything about my school and pounce on it. Do you get off on it, I bet you do.

It is kind of funny how predictable you are Vrock grow the **** up and let it go already there are plenty of other people with bad english on this fourm why don't you bug them for a change.

EDIT: Just saw mod comment, sorry.
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:16 pm

Deathright wrote:
Wow holy **** how did I not know that a snide comment from you was coming Vrock. What do just sit and wait for me to say anything about my school and pounce on it. Do you get off on it, I bet you do.

It is kind of funny how predictable you are Vrock grow the **** up and let it go already there are plenty of other people with bad english on this fourm why don't you bug them for a change.

...and I'm sure the fact that you kind of missed the point of the thread had nothing to do with his snide comment. :roll:
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:30 pm

just brew it! wrote:
Deathright wrote:
Wow holy **** how did I not know that a snide comment from you was coming Vrock. What do just sit and wait for me to say anything about my school and pounce on it. Do you get off on it, I bet you do.

It is kind of funny how predictable you are Vrock grow the **** up and let it go already there are plenty of other people with bad english on this fourm why don't you bug them for a change.

...and I'm sure the fact that you kind of missed the point of the thread had nothing to do with his snide comment. :roll:


My point about Vrock still stands, it doesn't pretain just to this thread but almost every thread that I mention anything about schooling.
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:07 pm

Deathright wrote:
It is kind of funny how predictable you are Vrock grow the **** up and let it go already there are plenty of other people with bad english on this fourm why don't you bug them for a change.

I'm guessing it's because you set yourself up like ... this.
 
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:41 pm

just brew it! wrote:
Deathright wrote:
Wow holy **** how did I not know that a snide comment from you was coming Vrock. What do just sit and wait for me to say anything about my school and pounce on it. Do you get off on it, I bet you do.

It is kind of funny how predictable you are Vrock grow the **** up and let it go already there are plenty of other people with bad english on this fourm why don't you bug them for a change.

...and I'm sure the fact that you kind of missed the point of the thread had nothing to do with his snide comment. :roll:

How did he miss the point? He informed everyone how his parent raised him, which ties in the with the topic at hand. Vrock was just being pompous.

Side note: I can't even begin to describe how annoying grammar nazis are. English majors make a fraction of what other science majors make. Which illustrates the point that if you really have enough time to critique anyones grammar/spelling on the internet you probably have too much free time on your hand.

Sorry about the angry rant. I just finished a very ugly study session.

Edit: Looking at the picture of that kid instantly explains why he needs a good beating or two.
 
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:22 pm

Stranger wrote:
How did he miss the point? He informed everyone how his parent raised him, which ties in the with the topic at hand.

Not really.

The linked article is about abdication of parental responsibility, and a company which reaps huge profits by engaging in what amounts to legalized (or at least under the radar) child abuse in the name of "education".

And as far as your "needs a good beating" comment goes, no, I'm not one of these "new agey" parents who believes that corporal punishment is verboten. Our kids all got spanked when they misbehaved.
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