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 Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago
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by Brian Loewer 5 years ago
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by dejajolie 7 years ago
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by Clayton Hartford 4 years ago
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