The Washington Post reported one school district lost $300,000 because students were either not buying Michelle’s healthy meals or just tossing their lunches into a garbage can.
Come on! They are kids, for crying out loud. Let them be kids! So what if they get an unhealthy lunch at school or leave the campus for a fast food restaurant? If parents were the kind of parents they SHOULD be, one lousy meal a day is not harmful.
Parenting is definitely, and without question, less than it was when I was growing up. For instance:
1)If I did something wrong I was punished. Either by having my mouth washed out with soap or by getting a spanking. Not once in my youth did I ever even DREAM I was being “abused”. And I wasn’t. My parents were just being damn good parents. I was taught to say “sir” and “ma’am”, “please” and “thank you”. I was taught to be respectful to people older than me. I was taught manners.
2)My parents made sure I received healthy breakfasts and dinners. They did for me what I do for my pets: they did without so their kids didn’t have to do without. My pets are my children. We, as a family, did not go hungry and were fed healthy meals.
When was the last time you heard a kid say “sir”, “ma’am”, “please” and “thank you”?
Thanks to the freaking liberals, if a kid needs a good slap on the butt because they are misbehaving in the supermarket and gets one, some nosy freak calls police and accuses the parent of child abuse. GIVE ME A BREAK!
One of the problems in today’s society is that not enough kids get a good slap on the butt when they deserve one.
It should be the responsibility of the parents, not some politician’s wife, to feed their kids healthy meals. If kids get fed healthy breakfasts and dinners, one lousy meal at school is not going to be some terribly dangerous thing for the kid.
Michelle—mind your own business! Take care of your own kids, and keep your nose out of other people’s business.
If parents fed their kids properly, taught them to be respectful, taught them right from wrong, gave them a spanking instead of giving them “time out”, perhaps we’d have better adults.
If a kid does a bad thing, telling them, “Okay, Johnny/Suzie, you’re in time out,” does not teach them there is a penalty to pay if you do bad things. Juvenile delinquency is at a higher rate in this time of our country than it was when I was growing up, because parents were not afraid to punish their children and teach them, ‘you break the law, you pay’.
Punishing a child (not by smacking the living daylights out of them) teaches a child not to do wrong, and teaches the child their parent(s) really care(s) whether their child is good or bad. By telling a kid they have to spend 30 minutes in their room as punishment is like tapping them on their hand with a daisy. OMG! How awful is that? (Tongue in cheek). Then the child does not fear punishment for breaking the law, and when they do get arrested and tossed into jail, they think they are being unfairly treated. Well, that’s because the parent(s) failed to teach their children ‘break the law, pay a penalty’.
So, first—parents need to start acting like caring parents, not some willy-nilly friends. Then Michelle needs to keep her nose in her own affairs and let kids have a bad lunch if they choose to have a bad lunch.
It won’t be a bad thing if parents give their children good breakfasts and good dinners, and I don’t mean flour tortillas, greasy hamburgers, and TV dinners. COOK them good food, parents. Get home from work, put down your ipads, iphones, and so on, and get out into the kitchen and cook your kids a healthy meal!
Then give them hell when they don’t say ‘sir’ or ‘ma’am’. Teach them not to say, “Yeah,”, but “Yes, ma’am” and “Yes, sir”, and maybe we’d have a better generation of adults.
The next time you see some kid interviewed on TV, listen—see if they say “YEAH” instead of “Yes, sir” or “Yes, ma’am”. That will tell you what kind of parents they have.
Get back to good parenting, and slap the hell out of anyone who wants to get parents arrested for just giving their kid a needed pat on the butt in the supermarket.
Both Michelle and the liberal tattle-tellers need to mind their own damn business.
Of course, there is a limit to how much corporal punishment should be allowed. Some parents go way over the line. It is up to everyone to ensure parents don’t overdo it. There is good parenting and there is just plain physical abuse. Common sense should be enough to tell the difference, no?
- Kids cheer as their school district opts out of Michelle Obama’s skimpy lunch program (eagnews.org)
- Students Going Hungry At A $100K Pricetag: Another School Dumps Michelle Obama’s Lunch Program (patdollard.com)
- Setting A Healthy Example For Your Son: Parenting Tips for Fathers (medicaldaily.com)
- Indiana school district loses $300K because students refuse to buy first lady’s healthy meals (junkscience.com)
- Don’t ban packed lunches, educate parents on healthy eating (leftfootforward.org)
- New York school drops Michelle Obama lunch standards: Kids too hungry (washingtontimes.com)
- Michelle Obama’s School Lunches Starve Kids (conservativebyte.com)
- School food service director: Michelle O’s lunch rules make me ‘feel like I’m a food cop’ (eagnews.org)