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FiM TNtMD - Page 37: Breaking The Cycle by ArofaTamahn FiM TNtMD - Page 37: Breaking The Cycle by ArofaTamahn
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I always felt, ever since I was a child, that it was wrong to get mad at and punish kids when they did something bad, because when ever I would, I'd always feel bad about it shortly afterward on my own. I have no idea if the writers of FiM would portray Cadance like this, but I like to think she thinks this too.

So does this mean that Nahmat is just a child too? Perhaps.

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Centaur71 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
hay, cryings good for the soul; she just needs to let it all out...
gordelorth Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Best Pony ready to save the day
fotland42 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Silly Nahmat. It is basically always productive to apologize for what you said. Words are not inherently painful. Words hurt because we believe them. And how can we go on truly believing them when the accuser does not?

And make no mistake, it was something you said. You said it very quickly and very forcefully, but a transfer of information is a transfer of information. So go to her. Tell her you cherry-picked from her memories to paint the darkest picture you could. Say it's not true. Explain that everybody has their dark moments. Go apologize, because it will help.
princessjulliet123 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
...just like a mother..!
watcher25 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
... uh, not really sure if Nahmat can do much good to council fluttershy... or even if that is what Flutteshy needs...

Duh, course Nahmat know better now (even still it was just like a bad dream that is just a bunch of thought for review/ learning... not like what frigging discord did...)

(Does anyone else get the point that it was a misunderstanding....? i swear...)

"Hey sorry we got off on the wrong leg, i didn't like what happened but I'm glad it was just a mental exchange..."

and- Woah...! dude, portal/ inception water teleport... How the crap is she aware of their location like that...?
PinkieTane Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
but she had full right to be mad at Fluttershy. And Fluttershy had the right to use the stare on her
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013

Well, if an adult is being CHILDISH, they should be treated as such, I always say... :P


Cadance has every right to feel angry, but she IS, after all, the Princess of Love; and she has no compunctions about spreading it around freely... even though it's sometimes not in the way that you'd normally see on the show, as was evident here. :)

Starsword Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013   Writer
FINALLY! I'm relieved to finally find someone like-minded on this subject. I know I always felt awful after each little antic of mine when I was a kid, so punishment was (to me) redundant If I were ever to have kids, I would be firm, but loving and supportive, never angry enough to punish them. There are a disturbing number of fics on the internet portraying Celestia as a Princess able to hand down punishments willy-nilly. Celestia may have a few faults here and there, hubris chief among them, but she looks upon her subjects as her children, and therefore loves each one unconditionally in the way a mother loves her children. With that in mind, I suspect that although there must be SOME prisons somewhere in Equestria, they remain largely empty (Except, perhaps for the occasional troublemaker who stole something and needs to cool his hooves and think about his actions more carefully). I can well imagine Celestia shedding bitter tears each night, crying herself to sleep for the 1000 years she was forced to imprison her sister in the moon and blaming herself for not paying closer attention to her sister's feelings.sad 
timgil Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Sometimes children need a disincentive to keep them from doing wrong. They will test the limits, see what they are able to get away with, and if no repercussion is forthcoming, they will merely get bolder. There especially must be discipline when their actions bring harm to others. Punishment can take many forms, it need not be physical or verbal, time-outs, extra chores, removal of privileges or of expected benefits are all valid methods, but the child should not be happier after being punished for their bad behavior, than if they had not engaged in the bad behavior at all. You must be loving and nurturing, and listen to them, but do not spoil them by ignoring their misdeeds. If mere admonishments are enough to curb such behavior, then good for you, but realize that for many, indeed most it will not be enough.
Starsword Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   Writer
You are right, of course. If a child of mine engaged in bullying (for instance) I would certainly feel that merely getting him to apologize to the bullied kid wouldn't be enough. To be a good parent, one would also need to explain why what they did was wrong as well as reinforce the lesson by some form of consequence. Otherwise, (as you quite rightly pointed out) they may not associate the negative repercussion with the action that caused it.
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