What age is appropriate for a child to be spanked?

  1. breathe2travel profile image80
    breathe2travelposted 7 years ago

    What age is appropriate for a child to be spanked?

    I am not looking to debate corporal punishment -- but to those of you who have found success with mild physical reprimand - how old do you think is too old to spank a child?  How young shouldyou begin?

  2. chanroth profile image70
    chanrothposted 7 years ago

    I start spanking my sister when she turn 8, this is the age when she get naughty. But I hardly spank her anyway because she learn from her mistake quickly. My mom stop spanking right after I reach puberty.

  3. VirginiaLynne profile image96
    VirginiaLynneposted 7 years ago

    I think if some other punishment works you should use that.  If you wonder whether you CAN spank the child, you'd better try something else.  Spanking (like all punishments/rewards) should be used only if it works to change behavior/attitudes/actions.  If it doesn't work--don't use it.

 
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