Is spanking your child a bad form of punishment?

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  1. wilcowilliams12 profile image61
    wilcowilliams12posted 11 years ago

    Is spanking your child a bad form of punishment?

  2. profile image52
    heavyposted 11 years ago

    In many cases yes. If you are angry you should not hit that child instead restrain them with slight force and place them in timeout being the bed or wall where there at  looking at in open space and while you are doing this; the words you say should be about why they are in trouble and how they can avoid it and then how they can get out a timeout usually with a apology or understanding what they did wrong. This is done because kids have short attention spans anyway so to the lesson across it must be taught right away! Without force! They have minds too. My son is Four. Yet, he is an outgoing, loving kid. I spanked him one time. He was headed for the street and a car was coming. I told him the car is bigger than daddy and hit his bottom.

  3. jennshealthstore profile image84
    jennshealthstoreposted 11 years ago

    I think spanking is a bad form of punishment. For one, we try to teach our children that violence is not OK and by spanking them we show them otherwise. Another things is, if we just spank them, a lot of the time we are not figuring out the reason behind what ever they did. And if they know spanking is going to be the outcome, they might  become scared to tell us the truth about things for fear of being spanked.

  4. Merlin Fraser profile image61
    Merlin Fraserposted 11 years ago

    I would like to see a few answers from the older generations her on Hubs.

    I hate it when someone says in the good old days...however when you take a look around a some of the feral youth we have to day, Binge drinking, drug taking, asault with deadly weapons, little or no respect for anything including each other it does make you wonder if the older system might not be all bad.

    Of course, their is a world of difference between a short sharp slap on the backside and a abuse.

    When I was a kid the local policeman and teacher would deliver a swift slap, now they can' because this is assault, and the little darlings no this and abuse it...

    We all test the limits of authority, kids more so than most, it's how they learn the boundries.  When we crossed them we were brought back in short order.

    Did it do me any harm ?  Well I think I'm reasonably well balanced, I don't carry a knife, I don't feel the need for drugs or excessive alchohol to give my life meaning...

    Do I still bend the rules... Do I still push the envelope to the limit.... You Bet I do....

    Get rid of this damn silly PC nonsense,  and bring back Common Sense.

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    jasper420posted 11 years ago

    spanking re enforces negtavity on your child it teachs them to hurt things when they get angery there are plenty other healthy ways to disiplin a child

  6. ReesasakaGaara profile image58
    ReesasakaGaaraposted 11 years ago

    Of course as a kid i dont like spankings but i get them anyway. I think they are a bad form of punishment because there are times when I wished I wasnt alive, BECAUSE i have a bad conection with my parents

  7. Jeff Berndt profile image85
    Jeff Berndtposted 10 years ago

    Spanking is a great way to punish a child!

    But it's a terrible way to discipline a child.

    There's an important distinction there.


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