Do you beat kids?

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@berry9 (590)
India
June 19, 2017 8:49am CST
I'm not sure if hittting kids is necessary to mould them correctly. My mom always beats us when we were kids and still believes. My kids are 4 years old and never obey us until we scare them with a stick though I don't beat them as such. But by the time I make them do something, my heart almost pops out. I have tried timeout methods too but it doesn't work always. So is beating a better way?
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@dodo19 (28125)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Jun
Honestly, I don't think that beating is the best solution. I have kids too, 5 1/2, 4, and 2 1/2. Yes, they will misbehave, but beating them has never been a good solution, in my opinion. I don't think they learn anything from it. It's better to just try and talk to them. It's not always easy, but eventually we do get through to them. This is what works for us. But each child is different. Maybe you can try and find a way that works for you. If timeouts don't work, then try and think of something else that may work for your kids.
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• United States
19 Jun
Spanking in discipline is much different than senseless beating of anyone . . . especially children but they need to be guided and I see nothing wrong with time outs, punishment and an occasional smack on the rear !
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@Kandae11 (27249)
19 Jun
Like @dodo19 says, every child is different. I never once had to beat my son - and was he a busyobdy.
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@nanette64 (13899)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Jun
I always spanked my daughter @berry9 . That time-out crap doesn't work. She also knew that I would spank her no matter where we were.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jun
How old is she now?
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@nanette64 (13899)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Jun
@TheHorse She's 46.
@youless (87165)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Jun
No, I will never beat my child. This is not my style. I even think it is wrong to beat the children.
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@TheHorse (53000)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Jun
I agree with you.
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@jaiho2009 (39077)
• Philippines
19 Jun
Not all the time. I understand raising kids is not easy and some times we need to hit them to scare or to teach them. As a parent ,it hurt us more each time we hit or beat our kids, but it doesn't stop them for being stubborn, kids are kids anyway. I don't beat my kids when they were small, I hit them though with a slipper or soft things. But talking to them and explaining works best.
@jaiho2009 (39077)
• Philippines
20 Jun
@HAPPSINGH having 3 kids, you can tell how expert I am
@jaiho2009 (39077)
• Philippines
20 Jun
@jaiho2009 (39077)
• Philippines
21 Jun
@HAPPSINGH fine and tired buddy
@SHOHANA (7134)
• Bangladesh
12 Aug
I'm unmarried n I've no kids but i hate those parents who beats their kids
• United States
19 Jul
My kid is 3 and likes to not mind us. Spanking his butt is like the last straw when I get angry because I don't like to do it, but I have done it on occasion to get him to mind me.
• China
21 Jun
I do believe that being a parent needs too much patience. I scolded my daughters sometimes and I'm worried they would be too tame, when this came to my mind, I would encourage them, I really do not know how to be a good mother
@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Jun
It's not good to always beat your kids because at one point they may get used to it and so have nothing to fear.And you can talk to them so they know what you expect of them.