Do you believe that smacking a child's butt as punishment is cruel?

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  1. daydreamer13 profile image60
    daydreamer13posted 6 years ago

    Do you believe that smacking a child's butt as punishment is cruel?

  2. profile image69
    win-winresourcesposted 6 years ago

    Daydreamer-

    Not necessairly cruel, but certainly violent.  There must be a better way of disciplining a child without beating them.

    -DW

  3. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Cruel isn't the word I would use, but I personally believe it is unnecessary.  The problem with smacking a child's butt is that it is way too easy to go too far, or increase the punishment when the desired results are not seen.

  4. Vegas Elias profile image46
    Vegas Eliasposted 6 years ago

    Children should not be smacked at all. In families where there are other elders other than the child's parents it often happens that the child sees contradicting patters of behavior in them and tries to imitate it. This is when elders who do not like such behavior are inclined to punish the child. If elders take care to expose the child only to desirable behavior, then I think the child will learn only good things.
    I know a family where the mother in law uses abusive language for the daughter in law right in front of her grandson who is only one and half year of age. This child unwittingly repeats the same abusive words to anybody at his own choice. The person who hears it may smack the child at no fault of his.

  5. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    No.

  6. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    no i don't though i never hit my kids. there are some kids that i think a good smack on the butt is needed and should be given.

  7. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 6 years ago

    It is not consider cruel. It is just another method of punishment for the child who is disobedient. However, you smack until it bleeds, that is cruel.

 
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