Corporal Punishment

Philippines
July 14, 2008 1:21pm CST
My parents used to apply corporal punishment to me and my siblings. They believe that spanking a children is good way of giving discipline. That if you love your children, you have to punish them through spanking and other physical means. What can you say about it? How many of you here have the same experience as me? Do you agree that corporal punishment is a good way of disciplining children? If not, what can you suggest instead? Thanks!
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• United States
14 Jul 08
My mom is very strict but it helps me in life in teaches me right from wrong and will help you later life on to and if my mom wasnt strict i would of gotten in alot of trouble so thers nothing wrong with punishment because that means a mom cares about what you do.
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• Philippines
15 Jul 08
Thank you for responding. I agree with you that it is necessary to punish a child when he did wrong. But the way of punishment should be think first by a parent doing the punishment. I mean, that parent should consider the possible effects of the punishment he will going to give. These effects could be psychological in nature which encompass not only the mental state of the child but also his emotional being. Well, I am not saying that what you believe is wrong. We have different views on things and I respect your opinion. Have a nice day! Cheers!
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@sharay (2778)
• India
15 Jul 08
well..i would not suggest spanking normally (i dont do that with my daughter), of course the parents do that in order the discipline them, but in case a child is so very adament and unruly, then spanking them does help, but that should never be done by both the parents, either one of them has to do it, if the mother spanks, the child must run to its father for protection, in that case, the child gets some sort of an emotional support with the spanking, the father can make him understand that it is for his good and explain the mistakes done by him, but when both the parents try to be harsh with their kid, that would defntly lead to serious trouble, the child would only get worse more and more instead of getting disciplined...personally, i have seen many children getting more arrogant than before because of severe spankings...a lovable approach could work wonders though the parents have to put in a lot of effort that way
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• Philippines
16 Jul 08
I totally agree with you, sharay! It's you again! Thanks for responding! ;)
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@sharay (2778)
• India
16 Jul 08
thanks for the best response Shing