Is spanking okay? Should it be illegal? Have you been spanked when you were a child? Did it have any benefit on you? What do you think of it?
I don't know that I equate spanking with child abuse. I don't think it should be illegal, and it would be impossible to enforce if it was.
That said, my kids are responsible, helpful, respectful kids and I never needed to spank them.
Most kids want to make their parents happy, there's no reason to spank.
I was spanked as a kid....quite frequently actually. I was a brat. The humiliation was worse than any momentary sting, and I remember that the most. It was knowing that your parent- the one you just wanted to please, was disappointed in you. I had messed up, and now my siblings were going to hear about my punishment... it put me on the straight and narrow, let me tell you. I deserved every spanking I got. I'll probably swat my own kids if they misbehave, but not to the extent my parents spanked me. It was too humiliating. It was effective for me though and I turned out just fine.
I see nothing wrong with spankings. Perhaps if more parents used spanking as a disciplanary means, we wouldn't have so many kids out of control.
by Davinagirl37 years ago
I always said I would spank my children, if necessary. I was spanked as a child, but not excessively. I can remember 2 or 3 times. Now that I have a child, I am not so sure. What do you...
by dejajolie6 years ago
Ok, here's a sensitive topic I know. However, as someone who has endured several memorable spankings i.e belts, extension chords, and any other hard, sturdy pain inducing make-shift whip...yes Therapy is on the "to...
by greeneyesH19827 years ago
I bring this up because some people think that the united states is trying to ban this altogether and think that it will result in more crime from children being allowed to get away with more.... what are your thoughts...
by Renee S5 years ago
I'm a little old school. A swap on the bottom now and then but now that's child abuse. What is/was your method of discipline?
by lovely14566 years ago
ok discipline is a good thing to teach kids a lesson because it teaches them the diffrence between good and bad now some people say ok im not spanking my kid because i dont want her or him to hate me. they will only...
by crystaleyes4 years ago
If your child does something wrong like hit you because you have not given in to his tantrum, what would you do? I have sometimes given a smack on his back for misbehavior.. is it fine or am i being a bad parent?
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