Dear Readers,

The proponents of Aggro Parenting have long encouraged me to gather my writings into one coherent and accessible work.  The continuing decline of our society and erosion of our values have convinced me to speed up the process.  Everywhere we look we see discord, hatred, and strife.  Instead of raising funds from the usual sources or seeking a book advance from a publishing company with an agenda of its own, I have decided to self-publish and promote the book myself.  It appears necessary, urgent even, to begin releasing this material to the world before the book is completed.  Despite the dubious claims of the believers in global warming, the largest threat to our species lives right in our own homes.  Our own children are going to kill the planet long before the sea levels rise.  Pictured above is the cover of SLAP!, the future bible of the Aggro Parenting movement.  My sincere hope and prayer is that “Aggro Parenting” will soon be known simply as “Parenting”.

Here is an excerpt from the Prologue:

What happened to the respect of parents and authority? We all need to look in the mirror. As I have shown, we were all disciplined growing up. We were slapped into good behavior. However, a well-meaning but naïve cartel of therapists, scholars, and cultural watchdogs tell us that we were damaged and cannot repeat the same “mistakes” with our own children. They tell us that the “it was good enough for me” mentality is limiting and non-progressive. They tell us not to SLAP our kids and they shame us if we do. Sometimes they even put us in jail or take our children away.  Well, this scholar is here to tell you that we need to SLAP our kids more, not less. We need to SLAP them at home. We need to SLAP them in public. We need to SLAP them in the car. We especially need to SLAP them in the car.

And guess what?  Your children will thank you for it! Not some day, when they look back from a successful and lucrative adulthood. They will thank you in the moment, right after you SLAP them!

 This is possible only if you follow the SLAP program.


S- Sadism

L- enLivens

A- and

P- emPowers


Thank you for joining me on this journey back to sanity.  Together, we will SLAP the world back into shape!  Please watch for more excerpts as we approach the publication of this seminal work.

David Fuhrland, PhD

10 thoughts on “SLAP!

    • Thanks for reading, Audrey. I decided to shorten my credentials to a simple “PhD” for maximum impact. Otherwise it would look like this: David Ferland, PhD, MA, MLS, BA, BS, MFA, RN, COMS, MEd, LICSW, Jpeg, DOCX.

  1. “Don’t make me stop this car!” LOL. SLAP! How many times did we hear that as kids? Or “Don’t make me turn around.”

  2. I enjoy these posts, Dave. We’re your ears ringing last night? Dave was telling me about the gull crapping on his new PIL shirt in Wildwood & thinks he was with you.
    I must confess I did SLAP in the car & of all things, behind St. James Church. I bet that’s on some video tape behind the pearly gates!

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