All kids push the boundaries, test the limits. That is part of the growing process. Parenting is a lot more than just "discipline" .....and defining boundaries in a constructive way.
When it comes to children with a chronic medical problem........ the challenges are greater and require an additional set of parenting skills and a patience level that is beyond the ordinary.
Seems that when parents are getting so angry , they are about to do something they will regret and or is so totally counter productive......it is better to walk away from the situation until they cool off. It is also wise to deal with the kids when things are calmer and more rational on both parts. And it also seems that there are situations where both the offending child and the parent need a "time out".
I'd like ten minutes with this f-cker, he could bring the belt if he likes.
Oh sure.......and then TWO angry men will have committed crimes.
Seems that someone who would beat another person, would probably beat rebellious children. as that is what they see as a solution to these issues.
IF using the internet calls for a belt- whipping.........wonder what he does with real rebellious behavior ..
........and this bozo is a judge????..Would hate to see how he conducts his court rooms.