Child Rearing with Armstrongism

In the ’50s, teachers and parents thought that punishing children reduced bad behavior. However, research that came later seemed to prove that this was not the case. Nevertheless, there does seem to be a census of what it was like to be a child in the ’50s that discipline produced a greater fear of authority than what exists now days.


There was a greater consensus that good manners were more important in society back then and this impacted how people disciplined their children. The general thinking was “spare the rod and spoil the child.” The studies that came out of institutionalized environments for children at this time also suggested that mothers should be with their children 24 hours and that anything else could prove damaging for the child’s development. So, the phrase “when your father gets home” was used by housewives frequently across the country when they tried to discipline their child.

Benjamin Spock who wrote “Baby and Child Care,” was first published in 1946, and it greatly influenced how children should be raised. His was one of the first works to promote a scientific view of child-rearing.

Now, add religion to the mix and you have a whole new problem. These videos below add that marriage between traditional 1950’s child raising, and armstrongism. That dreadful religion who ruined so many children’s minds.


Fornication with Herbert Armstrong. Two part film. Fornication typically refers to consensual sexual intercourse between two people not married to each other. For many people, the term carries a moral or religious association, but the significance of sexual acts to which the term is applied varies between religions, societies and cultures. The definition is often disputed. In modern usage, the term is often replaced with the more judgment-neutral terms premarital sex, sex before marriage, or extramarital sex. “Atheists and other non-believers, as a whole, experience a lot more satisfaction in their sex lives than they did when they were believers. They feel much less guilt about their sex lives and their sexuality. The sexual guilt instilled by so many religions tends to fade, and indeed disappear, when people leave religion — much more thoroughly than you might expect. And according to the respondents of this study, non-believers give significantly better sex education to their kids than believers do.” -Greta Christina Atheists Do It Better: Why Leaving Religion Leads to Better Sex

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