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A Video Of A Toddler Pleading For A Cupcake Has Gone Viral, But Is It Really Funny?

A Video Of A Toddler Pleading For A Cupcake Has Gone Viral, But Is It Really Funny?

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 21:00:29 in Parents

“I am not upset about the spanking. For some famiies it does work. Obviously this child has been given too much leeway.

It is more disturbing to me that this child tallks to his mother this way and calls her "Linda, honey". The minute a child starts this negotiation nonsense with me he would be in a corner thinking about the error of his was.”

DMommmie on Mar 18, 2014 at 00:30:39

“My son tried to negotiate and talk his way out of everything and I did not find that disrespectful. The corner? Really?”

aztecdiva on Mar 17, 2014 at 23:37:57

“The kids got lost so they taught their kids the parents first names. This is why he called his mother by her first name.”

nwbl on Mar 17, 2014 at 21:38:29

“What does "for some families it does work" mean? That it stops a child from doing something at that time? That's probably true. But it can (and does) instill fear and anger. And remember that parents are role models for their children. What is hitting going to teach them? To hit others or to fear others with power over them.”

reepiceep on Mar 17, 2014 at 21:15:22

“Absolutely. He clearly is speaking to her the same way his father speaks to her. Disrespectfully.”

readsnewspapers on Mar 17, 2014 at 16:45:15

“Yes, a time out, taking away their favorite toys, Ipad, laptops, TV anything to give the child time to think about what he has done.”

Lyric Thompson on Mar 17, 2014 at 15:49:38

“I too thought that was weird.. Ive never referred to my mother by her first name.. But then again as a child I wasn't allowed to address adults by their first name, it had to be Mr or Mrs whatever..”

vinman043 on Mar 17, 2014 at 15:07:40

“I'm guessing dad is often in the dog house trying to bark his way out and this kid is imitating that.”

gramomster on Mar 17, 2014 at 13:04:39

“Becausewhy? Kids need to do as they are told, and not speak up for themselves? Because some adult told them to? They shouldn't learn how to negotiate for what they want/need? So when some person that they are told to trust and respect (coach, pastor, teacher) says, 'Hey, do this. Don't tell'. we wonder why the hell they don't tell?! Because they are taught to respect adults and do. as. they. are. told. Why do so many parents miss the danger in this?! I negotiated with my kids, I taught them that respect is earned, not given based on age or position. They are strong, thoughtful, independent adults now. With negotiation/communication skills.”

dollbaby on Mar 16, 2014 at 01:30:22

“and where do you think he learned Linda honey? Daddy. He is only mimicking what he has seen. The pow pow on the butt won'kill him nut not arguing with a a three year old in the first place really works wonder. how about move the cupcakes up high and move on after you told no.”

kritteracres on Mar 15, 2014 at 23:34:01

“Debra absolutely! Darned if I would stand there and argue with a 3 year old after having said no.......and calling her Linda honey would not have gone over well if he were a child of mine.”

SBTABfan on Mar 15, 2014 at 21:22:53

“Right. Time for the mother to try something else -- spanking is obviously not working.”

yestrada78 on Mar 15, 2014 at 15:51:32

“Yes...I agree with you. That bothered me so much, because in my eyes, he is belittling the mom, although she may not see it. He is a sweet little boy, cute, eloquent...intelligent, but no...”

harpselle on Mar 14, 2014 at 22:00:42

“Yes, heaven forbid your children have minds of their own... They should be punished for having the gall to waste your valuable time by sharing their disagreements with you and asking you to explain why they should do what you say. /sarcasm

Just because they are much younger and much less experienced does not mean they don't deserve to have your expectations explained to them. It takes more time and more energy, but it's more helpful and more educational, for what I hope are obvious reasons.

As for the "Linda, honey," it's clear that he's mimicking the manner in which he has seen adults respond to his mother when engaging in discussions/arguments. Surprise: children are great imitators.”

Lauren Sage Hayes on Mar 14, 2014 at 21:36:37

“I agree, I was more concerned about the way he speaks to his Mother. The "Linda, honey" was the most disturbing part and the blatant disrespect was the main concern to me as well. Unfortunately, in many traditional cultures, respect for women isn't taught and it's obvious this little boy is taught that he doesn't have respect his mother because she's just a "woman." From my perspective, the spanking is the least concerning part of this video.”

TruthBeTold61 on Mar 14, 2014 at 21:36:28

“You can tell right off the bat that these children have witnessed too many arguments from their parents. This child is emulating his Dad obviously. The problem is that he's arguing with his mother at all or even talking back. This is not the first time he's done this. He would have gotten a "pow pow" across his mouth the first time and subsequently until he learned not to talk back. You can discipline without killing a child. If time out works for you, then use it. He's at the right age to start because this ain't cute at all.”

cezook on Mar 14, 2014 at 21:30:09

“Children learn what they're taught by their parents. Why would you punish a child for not knowing what to call you. It sounds very much as if he's mimicking his father, or another adult in the household.”
Unclear Future For Executions After Inmate's Slow Death

Unclear Future For Executions After Inmate's Slow Death

Commented Jan 18, 2014 at 13:10:04 in Crime

“If we are really a civilzed country, we would be administering punishment, not revenge. The death penalty has been proven not to deter squat. Please don't even begin to bring up the cost of life in prisonment. We should not be mortgaging our humanity over money. If you are so upset over money, talk to the government about the weapons we manufacture that the armed forces don't even need or want.”
Unclear Future For Executions After Inmate's Slow Death

Unclear Future For Executions After Inmate's Slow Death

Commented Jan 18, 2014 at 13:01:08 in Crime

“The real drug crime is that U.S manufacturers sell drugs to other countries cheaper than to our own citizens. Why are we always the bank for the world?”

Watersisland on Jan 18, 2014 at 22:14:07

“Amen! No other country in the world pays as high a price for prescription drugs as we do in the U.S. It's not that we're subsidizing them, they're just smart enough to specify how much they will pay. Our Congress is our worst enemy.”
Unclear Future For Executions After Inmate's Slow Death

Unclear Future For Executions After Inmate's Slow Death

Commented Jan 18, 2014 at 12:59:10 in Crime

“We do not have the right to tell countries that do not believe in executions that they have to participate in our executions. If we insist on being one of the few countries in the world that believes murder is an acceptable punishment, then let a company in the U.S. manufacture and sell the murder weapon.”

charles77 on Jan 18, 2014 at 13:13:31

“Yes, like a rifle.”
21 People Who Should Have Googled It

21 People Who Should Have Googled It

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 10:13:56 in Comedy

“Do the parents know their kids are this stupid? If any of these were my kids I'd be getting them off the computer and into some tutoring.”
Creigh Deeds Family Violence Foreshadowed By Report Showing Psychiatric Bed Shortage (UPDATE)

Creigh Deeds Family Violence Foreshadowed By Report Showing Psychiatric Bed Shortage (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 08:44:11 in Politics

“Mental illness must be covered under the Affordable Care Act, hence the need for this legislation.”
Howard Schatz's Images Of Female Athletes Are Unbelievable

Howard Schatz's Images Of Female Athletes Are Unbelievable

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 01:07:33 in Women

“I doubt any of them would take YOU, a person so totally missing the point”
Adorable Kitten Named Bun Bun Barks Like A Puppy (VIDEO)

Adorable Kitten Named Bun Bun Barks Like A Puppy (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 20:29:16 in Good News

“I did NOT enjoy watching this because this cat looks like it has neurological problems. I think the barking and the way it is moving are defects. I hope this is not the case and these people are exploiting that.”

pacifictwilite on Nov 22, 2013 at 15:52:44

“I think it is sweet the way people are so concerned about this kitten, but I assure you that this little kitty is being very silly and is in great health. See more of bun bun on youtube sweetfurx4”

tense641 on Nov 20, 2013 at 08:02:02

“Almost forgot, this is how a Exotic Shorthair looks.”

tense641 on Nov 20, 2013 at 07:59:51

“The kitten is playing and inviting the person behind the camera to play also. Haven't you EVER had a kitten or a puppy?”
LAX Shooting: TSA Agent Dead, Gunman In Custody At Airport (UPDATE)

LAX Shooting: TSA Agent Dead, Gunman In Custody At Airport (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 13:42:38 in Crime

“One more person with a complete lack of understanding of the 2nd amendment.”
'Good Morning America' Hosts In 'Nightmare' Contract Talks: THR

'Good Morning America' Hosts In 'Nightmare' Contract Talks: THR

Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 16:35:41 in Media

“Exactly WHAT is she a crybaby about? You obviously have no understanding of business at all. She will be paid what she is worth to the show, which is viewers that love her. If employees were paid by their worth to society, teachers would be millionaires and professional athletes would be on foo stamps.”
The Biggest Myth About Obamacare

The Biggest Myth About Obamacare

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 17:05:42 in Business

“mykirbyroo, get your facts straight - the US Post office is in debt because in 2006, Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. This law requires the Postal Service to do something that no other business or government agency has to do–pre-fund its FUTURE retiree health care benefits. This is a 75 year liability that has to be paid in 10 years. The Postal Service makes a payment of approximately $5.5 billion on September 30 at the end of every fiscal year to meet this obligation. The Post Office has been paying these benefits the past six years into a trust fund for employees who have not even been born yet. This is the burden that is creating the “financial crisis” for the Post Office. The recession that has gripped America the past few years has undoubtedly affected the Postal Service, but even in the worst economic times since the great depression, the USPS has had a net profit of hundreds of million dollars. Unfortunately, the red ink associated with the post office is the mandated pre-funding since 2006. The Post Office is NOT badly run.”
The Biggest Myth About Obamacare

The Biggest Myth About Obamacare

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 16:57:43 in Business

“I do not know your situation so this may not apply to you, but I see a lot of people that pay for smart phones and digital cable, etc. costing more than $100 a month saying they CAN'T afford health insurance. With the government subsidy and a cheap phone and TV package I bet many of these people could afford the insurance. They just won't prioritize it.”

iedarla on Sep 26, 2013 at 17:30:24

“Yep, Does Not apply to.me. My cost for Obama care would be nearly 5000.00 a year Just for the monthly premium. for what? I have not been to a Dr. in 2 years, it cost me 65.00 dollars.”
Biggby Coffee Terminates Michigan Teen Employee After 'Horrific' Trayvon Martin Tweet

Biggby Coffee Terminates Michigan Teen Employee After 'Horrific' Trayvon Martin Tweet

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 14:59:07 in Detroit

“The employee was not fired because of her opinion. She was fired because she posted in an account that identified her as a Biggby employee and Biggby customers were threatening to quit buying from the store. It was a business decision to protect the image and bottom line of their business.”
Supreme Court Rulings Loom On Affirmative Action, Gay Marriage, Voting Rights (UPDATED)

Supreme Court Rulings Loom On Affirmative Action, Gay Marriage, Voting Rights (UPDATED)

Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 15:02:09 in Politics

“The way this congress is going you never know”
Anzor Tsarnaev, Boston Suspects' Father, Says He's Returning To US

Anzor Tsarnaev, Boston Suspects' Father, Says He's Returning To US

Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 15:00:55 in Crime

“As you well know I did NOT mention Miranda rights.  Please do not pull things out of your rear and attribute them to me. I was simply pointing out that technically Mr Tsarnaev is just a suspect until proven guilty.  My point was that the time to talk appropriate punishment for a particular person is when they have actually been CONVICTED of a crime, NOT when they are ACCUSED of a crime.”
Supreme Court Rulings Loom On Affirmative Action, Gay Marriage, Voting Rights (UPDATED)

Supreme Court Rulings Loom On Affirmative Action, Gay Marriage, Voting Rights (UPDATED)

Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 10:37:41 in Politics

“Rock, scissors, paper, lizard, Spock.”

buddha baby on Jun 17, 2013 at 11:10:18

“Ah, that's the question, will the lizard be included in the same rights of the the rest.”
Anzor Tsarnaev, Boston Suspects' Father, Says He's Returning To US

Anzor Tsarnaev, Boston Suspects' Father, Says He's Returning To US

Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 12:56:47 in Crime

“As a US citizen, he IS just a suspect until proven guilty in court, which he will be. People like you who want to pick and chose which citizens our Constitutional rights apply to are just as anti-American as the bombers.”

AskMrBill on Apr 25, 2013 at 13:20:24

“There is NOTHING in the constitution regarding Miranda Rights. In fact, the SCOTUS has already ruled that under certain situations a person need not be granted these rights. Perhaps you need to learn a bit more about America than what you are being told by the Press Secretary.”
Alicia Keys Super Bowl National Anthem Performance: How'd She Do?

Alicia Keys Super Bowl National Anthem Performance: How'd She Do?

Commented Feb 3, 2013 at 19:32:19 in Entertainment

“Alicia is a good singer, but I do not think that our national anthem should be the place for showing off the talent of the singer. It should be a clean honest rendition of the song. I like Josh Groban's version best.”

Sunny11 on Feb 3, 2013 at 20:56:25

“Josh Groban is a respectful singer that would do the job right. Also I think he has the best over all voice today.”

kevmack on Feb 3, 2013 at 19:44:51

“Whitney Houston and Marvin Gaye have the best versions ever.”

Ekata on Feb 3, 2013 at 19:35:45

“there's no such thing in music. Music is always interpreted by the musician. That's just how it is.”
Rita Crundwell Home Auction: US Marshalls Sell Off Embezzling Ex-Comptroller's Tacky, Lavish And Bizarre Possessions

Rita Crundwell Home Auction: US Marshalls Sell Off Embezzling Ex-Comptroller's Tacky, Lavish And Bizarre Possessions

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 08:12:17 in Chicago

“Was there never an audit of the city's books by a public accounting firm? I would think that would be a requirement.”
Paula Broadwell Emails Sent To State Department Military Liaison: AP Source

Paula Broadwell Emails Sent To State Department Military Liaison: AP Source

Commented Nov 12, 2012 at 06:06:28 in Politics

“For his wife Holly's sake I hope it ends here. No loyal wfie, particularly a military wife, deserves to be publicly humiliated.”

GotAClueDoYou on Nov 12, 2012 at 06:10:22

“True.  Nobody deserves that.”
Obama: GOP Creating 'Fictional' Me

Obama: GOP Creating 'Fictional' Me

Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 02:15:26 in Politics

“I am not surprised you will be voting for Mitt if your command of simple spelling and grammar are any indication of your general intellect”
Experian Study Reveals Generational Gap On Debt And Credit Scores

Experian Study Reveals Generational Gap On Debt And Credit Scores

Commented Feb 18, 2012 at 12:38:28 in Fifty

“Many things contribute to the difficulty and debt of the newer generations relative to the older Examples:

Old age benefits put in place when life expectancy after retirement was about 5-10 years are now being collected for a much longer time period as life expectancy increases but people still expect to retire in their mid sixties. The Boomers and younger generations pay for this. (You are welcome "Greatest Generation")

Manufacturing jobs moved overseas or engineered out of existance by business owners more interested in accumulating vast wealth for themselves than providing living wage work for America. These jobs are replaced by much lower paying service jobs, jobs without benefits and part time jobs making it impossible for younger generations to earn a living wage. (Thanks a bunch "Job Creators") However, rather than adjusting their expectations down, the younger folks just pull out that credit card and charge up to the standard of living they want.

Higher expectations of what is a necessity vs. a luxury in the newer generations. Most of the Greatest Generation started out in small apartments or very modest houses and worked and saved for years to get to that three bedrom house in the suburbs. They ate at home, entertained each other in their homes, rarely took vacations and had modest wardrobes and few "toys".

Soome of where the younger folks are was done TO them, but much is done BY them.”
Chicago Train Derails At O'Hare International Airport; Dozens Injured

Chicago Train Derails At O'Hare International Airport; Dozens Injured

Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 12:01:08 in Chicago

“I used to have treadmill that had a plastic key that had to be inserted for the treadmill to run. It was on a string with a clip that you clipped to your clothing. If you fell the key would be pulled out and the treadmill would stop. You would think this kind of thing could be used somehow to ring an alarm if the engineer fell asleep.”
8 Tips for Saying 'I Support You' to Formula-Feeding Moms

8 Tips for Saying 'I Support You' to Formula-Feeding Moms

Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 17:50:45 in Parents

“What in the world makes someone think thet have an right to comment on such a private matter? It is absolutely noone's business but the parents and the pediatrician how a baby is fed. What a lot of self righteous, nosy people there are walking around the world.”

Tom Iarossi on Mar 12, 2014 at 09:33:51

“My sentiments exactly. How about "Cute baby"?”
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