Should children be disciplined by physical punishment?

@BethTN81 (564)
United States
August 3, 2007 12:22am CST
What are your views? I do believe that spankings are ok. Not beatings! Spankings. Is TIME OUT really that effective for most kids?
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• United States
3 Aug 07
i think spankings are fine, my sister and i grew up with the occasional spanking. and i can tell you that we learned the lesson right quick when we got spanked compared to when we got grounded or whatever. with some kids..those time outs do work..for others a spanking seems to be the only way to get the point across. like you said..a spanking..NOT a beating..leaving the kids rear end a bit sore for a while is fine..leaving marks is not.
@BethTN81 (564)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I agree with you 100% there. They say that spanking children leaves them with insecurity and emotional issues as an adult and teaches them violence. That is a load of bull. My sis and I bother were spanked growing up. I dont have any more emotional problems than the next person, and i assure you if, i did, it would not be because my daddy spanked me. I never feared my parents, and when i was spanked i NEVER repeated the offense bc i knew what would happen. One thing i have noticed is, most kids that i know whose parents dont believe in spanking are manupilative, hateful, hyper, more violent, and spoiled.
@aries_0325 (3062)
• Philippines
13 Jan 08
No, it is not the best way to discipline the child by giving them a physical punishment. If you give them a physical punishment and sometimes it is over that tend to a physical abuse that will result to a trauma. Every children have a unique behavior and a unique attitude toward other. Spanking is not the answer, instead we need to show them the beauty of love and respect, so that she or he know what is a good sign of a good behavior. Beside that we need to show them what we are, if we show that we have a bad attitude, that is an example for them. Having a good parent is having a good children. We are the model of our children and we must show to them.