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Eye for an Eye?

Do you believe in this statement? If so would you teach your children this?

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Asked by olivia3579 at 3:32 AM on Sep. 25, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • no

    Answer by LoVe4Free at 4:13 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • No. It does not help a child learn to resolve there issues with other kids or people.


    Answer by louise2 at 4:37 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • To a degree, yes. Say you were rude to your little sister and refused to play with her. Now she's refusing to play with you. "an eye for an eye" is one way to explain this. You can tell a child "well, you wouldn't play with her earlier and she's upset. Now she doesn't want to play with you. Now you know how it felt when you were rude." and you can encourage the child to go and make up - and then remind them that there are better ways to treat each other. So in that respect, yes, it can serve as a valuable lesson - but not as a model of good or appropriate behavior.

    Answer by caseyandkids at 10:56 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • No and no.

    Answer by sweetyazfl at 11:48 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Turn the other cheek.

    Answer by mp3mom at 9:23 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • depends. I will tell my son its okay to hit back if hes been hit, but to the same degree and never to a girl though. So i will explain when its okay and when its not okay.

    Answer by whoreallycares at 12:52 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

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