Spanking

United States
February 9, 2007 6:10pm CST
Do you believe in spanking? I don't I believe there are other ways that you can punish a kid.
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@00fear (3211)
• United States
10 Feb 07
well there are ways but we were taught to do the right things and what not to do the bad things from spankings. we also got punish and the way we got punish is that our parents used to put us facing the wall for the time depending what we did wrong. the highest was 15mins.
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
There are other ways to punish a kid, without violence. However I don't feel a few swats on the backside of a toddler in diapers hurts, but it does get your point across. If you want to punish a child, take away the thing that they most enjoy, be it TV, computer games or a toy, for a specified time. It will make them remember the thingthey did wrong. Also, time out , alone in a room with no tv or other distractions works for some kids as well, but it should only be for a very short period, Most doctors recommend 1 minute for every year the child is old. My mom favoured the "Go sit on your bed until I'm not mad any more" method. Which could be anywhere from 2 minutes to most of the day.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
thanks a lot for the advice
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• Canada
11 Feb 07
there are other forms of discipline with out spanking. i know a lot of people who were raised with out spanking and were well behaved. i think that spanking is teaching a kid violence. i don't agree with it at all. i was spanked as a child and it didn't teach me anything. except violence i grew up getting into fights all the time at school. so it obviously didn't work for me.
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• Australia
12 Feb 07
I do spank my kids sometimes when the time out dont work and they repeat their misbehaving.They do test you but yea just dont do it too often.Usually after time out they get the message.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I believe there is a time for time outs and a time for spanking. After a couple of times out and the child does the same thing again then it is time for a spanking. A spanking will get the child's attention much quicker. I spanked all for of my childen at one time or another. They were never violent and they didn't hit each other. May be if a few more parents would use spanking occasionally there would be less problems in the world. I'm not talknig about beating or spanking all the time but there is a time and a place for it. The bible says spare the rod and spoil the child. Do you think God knew what he was talking about when you see a bratty child?