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Things parents never say now that I used to hear all the time

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1. Go outside and play until supper. No I don't care where, just be home by 6.

2. What is is NOW?

3. Well, I'll have to tell your father.

4. Do what you're told when you're told to do it.

5. You got 90 on the test, very good. What did your cousin Candy get?

6. Just do whatever the teacher says.

7.Just because.

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You'll put your eye out

If your friend Shelly jumped off the roof would you jump off too/?

Ba'al Chatzaf

Edited by BaalChatzaf

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I had a teacher in grade school who was fond of saying "put that in your pipe and smoke it." But that was many years ago, when "a snort" meant a drink.

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"You're cruisin' for a bruisin'"

Heard my father say this once or twice when I was very young. Heard my uncle say it once to his kids. Makes me thing it was intergenerational.

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You'll put your eye out

If your friend Shelly jumped off the roof would you jump off too/?

Ba'al Chatzaf

Oh, I use that one quite often with my kindergartners (although my own parents never used it with us children).

I use it if a child tries to blame own misbehavior on another kid, claiming that "Shelly" told him/her to do it.

Works quite well in most cases.

But still, be prepared for the unexpected. I do recall getting eager "Yes!" answers occasionally. ;)

Edited by Xray

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"You're cruisin' for a bruisin'"

Heard my father say this once or twice when I was very young. Heard my uncle say it once to his kids. Makes me thing it was intergenerational.

Smacking kids is wrong (reasonable restraint is another story). Discipline should be in the form of a tax on pocket money earned through chores. Unfortunately, these days parents just give their kids money to shut them up.

Edited by Jared Warren

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"You're cruisin' for a bruisin'"

Heard my father say this once or twice when I was very young. Heard my uncle say it once to his kids. Makes me thing it was intergenerational.

Smacking kids is wrong (reasonable restraint is another story). Discipline should be in the form of a tax on pocket money earned through chores. Unfortunately, these days parents just give their kids money to shut them up.

Now you tell me! Damn, why didn't I think of that when my kids were young? It would have worked!

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