Why shouldn't kids get spanked?

United States
May 17, 2008 7:42pm CST
Is it ever useful and/or ok?
2 responses
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
18 May 08
Personaly I think spanking is a perfectly acceptable form of dicipline as long as it's done out of love and concern. And as long as the child is old enough to understand what it means and why their getting it. And never spank a child when we're angry. (although in my younger days I was guilty) I believe it's important to let the child know ahead of time what course of dicipline is going to be measured out for what offence. I told my grandson he would get a spanking if he left the yard. I knew what was in the heart of the child so I watched out the window, and sure enough out the gate he went. Was I angry? No, but I went on out there and got him, spanked him, when he quit crying I asked him if he knew why I had spanked him, he said yes because he left the yard. So we tried it again, this time as I watched, he stood by the gate, looked back at the house, then at the gate, then decided it wasn't worth it and went on about his business and played in the yard. He was three years old, after that he would ask me if he could go outside, I would tell him yes, and before I could warn him he would say, 'granny, I won't go out of the yard' And he never did. He is eight now. And a good boy.
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@sylvrrain (661)
• United States
18 May 08
I have always felt that when you spank a child, you teach him that it is OK to hurt someone. Hitting is hitting, whether it is a pop on the hands or a black and blue beating. It is violence, pure and simple. I hear many parents say that a child needs a good spanking every so often....why? There are ways to correct a child, at any age, and spanking does not have to be one of them.