"When I was younger, when my mom told you to do something, you do it the first time. I allow my children several and several chances to where I darn near have to threaten them just to get it done."
"Getting smart, like mumbling and a smart attitude talking back. I used to get knocked down for that, smacked in the face, and don't cry."
"Not doing his chores like he was supposed to do. When I did that, I got whupped and grounded. How long depended on what I did. It could go from a day to two weeks."
Roy Lee James
"The way my mama brought me up, I don't bring mine up the same way. I didn't have no attitude problem with my kids the way I had an attitude problem coming up, because you got your beating first and things were explained later. I explain things first, and my kids didn't do it, and they avoided getting beat."
Sister Mallie Johnson
"I don't tolerate a lot. I try to keep it fair and respectful. You know, you can't give the children too much freedom, because they are so advanced now, and you have to keep it real."
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