Should the punishment of young children include spanking?

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  1. Beata Stasak profile image81
    Beata Stasakposted 9 years ago

    Should the punishment of young children include spanking?

    In new study published in Pediatrics, researchers provide the strongest evidence yet that spanking remained a strong prediction of violent behaviour. Pediatrics recommend instead of spanking: time-outs, which typically involve denying the child any interraction, positive or negative for a specified period of time. What is your experience or opinion?

  2. Springboard profile image77
    Springboardposted 9 years ago

    I strongly disagree. I think we live in some of the most violent times we have ever lived in, and many parents in the last 20 or so years have refrained from the use of corporal punishment. Have you seen the state of our schools? Have you watched kids walk in the middle of the street and not move out of the way when you try to drive on? Have you heard the language these kids use toward their parents? Have you seen the crime rates of children?

    All of this is because we've thrown consequences and punishment out the window in favor of touchy-feely, don't want to hurt anyone's feelings garbage. The world has become a cesspool, and our nation's kids have become spoiled, unruly brats who get whatever they want, whenever they want.

    Parents aren't parents anymore. They are hostages to their kids demands and wants—and rights.

  3. tobey100 profile image59
    tobey100posted 9 years ago

    My form of punishment sure did.  Timeout to my kids was a joke.  Out of 5 boys I administer only two spankings in 33 years.  Not beatings, spankings.  There's is a difference and guess what?  I didn't destroy their self esteem nor turn them into axe murders

  4. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    I've written a few  hubs on children and discipline.  There is a difference between discipline and punishment. . A quick  (light) slap on the hand is o.k. if it's to protect the child, but to spank on the bottom for punishment, no. nor do I think it causes the problems in our world today. Those problems come from a myriad of sources and environments, including ineffective parenting skills.   Spanking does not correct the cause of the problem.  If a child wants to do something and they know they'll get spanked if they find out, most likely they will do it anyway. They're going to take that chance if all they get is a spanking. I don't  see that as very effective training on the parents part. I can always spot kids who are spanked, they are the first to hit and push others. That's what they've been taught by their most important teachers, their parents. Taking away privileges makes the most logical sense.

  5. profile image51
    Falaposted 9 years ago

    I was spanked as a child, and it was to discipline me. To show me that what i had did to recieve the spanking was naughty, not good and i wouldn't dare do it again because i didn't want to get a spank again. I remember that i didn't repeat the offense after i was punished with the spanking.
    I learnt from the spanking but i don't think it should not occur, even though i learnt from the spanking I also didn't have a open relationship with my parents because i'd always feel scared because i didn't think they would approve with whatever it is i was going to open up to them about.


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