June 18, 2012 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #603816
I am sure we all noticed that Popa believes that poor parenting is the cause of many issues later on in life, so I thought we could have a thread for Popa to tell us all how to be perfect parents.June 18, 2012 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #971314147Participant
Father’s day was yesterday, but better late then never, to commence good parenting.June 20, 2012 5:22 am at 5:22 am #971315
Popa, how often do you beat your kids?June 20, 2012 5:31 am at 5:31 am #971316
Popa, how often do you beat your kids?
Just once. I’m good at it.June 20, 2012 5:54 am at 5:54 am #971317SaysMeMember
you always let them win the games? chess and bowling too?June 20, 2012 6:15 am at 6:15 am #971318pcozMember
What do you use?June 20, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm #971319mom12Participant
how OFTEN? sirJune 20, 2012 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm #971320BTGuyParticipant
How does one beet kids? I know on Purim you can pickle them.June 20, 2012 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm #971321Shticky GuyParticipant
A well known child psychologist said he had 3 solid theories on how to bring up kids. Now he has gotten married and says he has 3 kids and no theoriesJune 21, 2012 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #971322
What does popa suggest if a person’s daughters get fat?June 21, 2012 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #971323NechomahParticipant
Buy her bigger clothes.June 21, 2012 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #971324
The parents should themselves eat healthier and exercise more. But, only the wife is allowed to tell the husband this and not vice versa.June 21, 2012 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #971325yitayningwutParticipant
But, only the wife is allowed to tell the husband this and not vice versa.
Poe’s Law is an internet adage reflecting the fact that without a clear indication of the author’s intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between sincere extremism and an exaggerated parody of extremism. -Wikipedia
I think what we have here is “Popa’s Law,” an adage reflecting the fact that without a clear indication of the author’s intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between sincere decency and an exaggerated parody of decency.June 22, 2012 1:25 pm at 1:25 pm #971326
I wonder what Popa tells his wife when she gets fatJune 22, 2012 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #971327BTGuyParticipant
lol @ Schticky! lolJune 22, 2012 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #971328
When Popa’s wife got fat, he bought her bigger clothes. When Nechoma got even fatter, he bought her even bigger clothes.June 22, 2012 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm #971329
Then she continued to get fatter so he had to buy her a new house with bigger doorways and more space between the counter and the fridge.June 22, 2012 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #971330
Eventually she didn’t fit in the car anymore so he bought her an elephant to ride to work every day.June 22, 2012 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #971331
Popa and Nechama each take up 3 seats and part of the aisle on a plane. They ride their elephants to the truck weighing station when they want to weight themselves.June 26, 2012 3:53 am at 3:53 am #971332
Somehow I can’t see Popa with a fat wife, especially after all of the comments he makes about dating fat girlsJune 26, 2012 3:59 am at 3:59 am #971333
Somehow I can’t see Popa with a fat wife, especially after all of the comments he makes about dating fat girls
Actually, I’ve had two already.June 26, 2012 5:05 am at 5:05 am #971335NechomahParticipant
42 – Are those comments really necessary? Even as jokes? Maybe it’s not so funny to those reading or those you’re poking fun at.June 26, 2012 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #971336Doodle-Man™Member
Nechomah: I find them necessary. 😛July 25, 2013 1:13 am at 1:13 am #971337iBump 2.0Participant
come on everyone, get into it!
🙂 BUMP 🙂July 25, 2013 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #971338
I think what we have here is “Popa’s Law,” an adage reflecting the fact that without a clear indication of the author’s intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between sincere decency and an exaggerated parody of decency.
lol yitayJuly 25, 2013 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #971339rebdonielMember
Parents are to blame for many people’s problems. Kids who grow up without a mother or father, or whose parents have a miserable marriage generally grow up to model these same dysfunctional behaviors.
It amazed me, for instance, how a young woman who lived in a rather affluent suburb, with frum family considered pillars of the community, with a father who made a high salary, still grew up to lack morals, stability, and mental health.July 26, 2013 5:41 am at 5:41 am #971340HaLeiViParticipant
If parents are to blame then isn’t it better to grow up without them?July 26, 2013 6:10 am at 6:10 am #971341jewishfeminist02Member
“Kids who grow up without a mother or father, or whose parents have a miserable marriage generally grow up to model these same dysfunctional behaviors.”
Being a widow is a “dysfunctional behavior”?July 26, 2013 8:28 am at 8:28 am #971342moi aussiMember
When it comes to shidduchim, orphans are considered damaged goods.July 26, 2013 9:42 am at 9:42 am #971343jewishfeminist02Member
Is that really true? Hashem help us if it is. I am fortunate that it was not an issue for me.July 26, 2013 11:34 am at 11:34 am #971344rebdonielMember
Not per se. In fact, maybe many kids are better off with one widowed parent than 2 parents who hate each other’s kishkes.
But, research does show that children raised by 2 parents who are stable and committed in their marriage do have better outcomes than those who don’t. A certain Lubavitch celebrity rabbi to the stars is often quoted as saying that “the best gift 2 parents can give their kids is to love each other.”
In my experience, just about everyone I’ve known from a broken home, or a situation where there was no shalom bayit, has turned out to be affected adversely or to have mental or emotional disturbances of some sort, whether it be a diagnosed illness, selfishness/narcissism, or other personality and character defects.August 20, 2013 8:00 am at 8:00 am #971345the-art-of-moiParticipant
happy bump night!
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