'Disciplining' Children during meetings

by theredhead 29 Replies latest jw friends

  • theredhead

    Once at our local kh, the families were told if they needed to 'spank' their children they needed to do it inside the hall for now on and not take the child outside. Apparently, some neighbors reported one of the mothers for child abuse and called up the hall and told the elders that if they see it again they will call the police.

    By no shocker the mother was still able to keep her baby...

  • Ellie

    This unfortunately isn't suprising, the poor kids get battered by their parents, it is so cruel.

  • theredhead

    did anyone else see ppl taking the kids outside?

  • fleaman uk
    fleaman uk

    Yep..so many dreadful fucking memories.

  • lonelysheep

    This was another reason for me crying at meetings. Taking out babies to be spanked.

  • fleaman uk
    fleaman uk


    i was getting thrashed to pieces at the age of 5.My stoopid wanker parents thought it was a good idea.So did the Congregation it would seem..nobody raised an eyebrow.

    Now myself and my siblings have practically disowned our Parents(for many reasons other than this one).They are very upset about it.I couldnt give a flying fuck and wouldnt go to their Funeral if they died tomorrow.

  • Dune

    An elder who was REALLY close with my mother used to take us to the kingdom hall basement and whoop us (my brother and I) if we acted up.

    (Please keep in mind that we are from a west indian background so "A WHOOPING" is common to people of the carribbean)

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    I have no problem with spankings.

  • still angry
    still angry

    I have a very distinct memory as a small child, I was probably three, maybe four. We always sat toward the front (why with four children would you sit in the front? Dumb.) Anyway, I was turning in my seat looking at people or whatever, and my dad and mom kept warning me to turn around and face the front. Boring! So I kept turning around. Eventually, my dad hauled me off to the library, which is where all the beatings took place. Of course, I was petrified and kept trying to put my hand on my bottom as I was drug unceremoniously down the aisle. All those people giving me disapproving, knowing looks. So I called out "Jehovah! Please help me!" And the entire kh erupted in laughter. Of course, I think I was beat with the belt even harder for embarrassing my dad.

    Of course, now, I do have a sense of humor about that moment. It still makes me sad for that little girl though. I was scared out of my wits and I think I wet my pants. Ugh, it brings back some bad memories.

  • fleaman uk
    fleaman uk

    I have no problem with spankings

    Yeah you might enjoy being spanked but its no good when your a tiny kid.

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