Anyone who’s a parent knows that sometimes your kids do things that are out of line and some attitudinal recalibration–that’s my technical term for spanking–may be necessary.
There’s a right way to discipline an unruly child, and there’s a wrong way. I’d like you to take a look at a man who is basically the poster child for disciplining a kid the WRONG way.
This “dad” is beyond disgusting.
A 3-year-old boy is recovering at a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital after police say he was beaten for eating a piece of cheesecake.
Investigators say the abuse occurred on January 10 when Anthony Gulledge, 30, arrived home from work.
Allegedly upset because his girlfriend’s son ate the last piece of cheesecake, Gulledge grabbed the child by his ankles, carried him to the living room, and continuously whipped him, CNN affiliate WHNS reports.
The boy suffered a broken femur, dislocated vertebrae in his back, and bruising to his lungs. Police describe the boy being covered in bruises, according to the affiliate. He was taken to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital for treatment.
The despicable nut who hurt this poor child is being held on $210,000 bail.
Obviously this idiot has anger issues and absolutely deserves to be locked up for a very, very long time.
First off, the reason he got angry at his kid goes about a thousand miles past the corner of stupid and moronic. He ate your cheesecake. So, what? Get over it.
How old are you again?
Secondly, you never spank a child while you’re angry. Ever. That’s what leads to abuse. The goal of discipline isn’t just to get your child to mindlessly obey your orders, but to help foster an attitude of respect for those in charge.
Developing a mindset like that will keep your kids from acting like lawless hooligans who attack police officers and end up on the six o’clock news.
What this guy did wasn’t correction or discipline. It was abuse, and the dirtbag deserves to be tossed in the clink until the end of time as far as I’m concerned.
If he does end up being convicted–which should be an easy decision for any jury–the guy is in for a real treat when his fellow inmates find out what kind of criminal he is.
Justice will be served indeed.
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