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Old January 30 2013, 05:37 PM   #50
Tom Hendricks
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Re: Question for the Parents on TrekBBS

Kenbushway wrote: View Post
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2/17/92. I am 20 about to turn 21.
iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
You were born on the 2nd day of the 17th month?
Seriously...You are going to come after me for not putting a 0..
We have the same birthday, 2/17.

I know we're talking mostly about the physical aspect of discipline. However I believe that the psychological damage done by verbal abuse is much worse in the long run. My father was abusive, occasionally physically but the verbal abuse was constant and often harsher then any physically he could have done. Beyond promising myself to be a much better father to my children then my father was to me, I make a full conscious effort to not hurt my children with verbal abuse. I know how it has effected me, throughout my life.
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