Is spanking a good way to discipline children?

@Cookie85 (242)
United States
October 15, 2006 11:53am CST
I don't have children, but when i do eventually have children i'm not really sure if i would feel comfortable spanking them...
5 responses
@tater03 (1765)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I generally spank my children when they do something that could really be harmful to them. Like if they run out into the road or something along those lines. Generally right now the grounding or time outs seem to work though.
@pecksgrl (236)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I agree with you Tater...the only time my daughter really needs to be spanked is when she has done something that could cause harm to herself. Time outs are HORRIBLE for her and work best in other situations.
@Cookie85 (242)
• United States
16 Oct 06
Alright, so time outs work great? What's the best discipline for acting badly in public? And is spanking better to do in private?
@pecksgrl (236)
• United States
16 Oct 06
When she acts out in public I let her know that it isn't acceptable and whereever we are I will leave. I am not going to stay in a store and have her act like brat because she wants something she isn't going to get. As for spankings, I think it should be private. The reason being is so many people take offense to it, that they feel it is their right to say something or try to turn you in to the authorities because you have the nerve to discipline your child. There is a big difference between spanking and abusing...however some folks don't know that. I wonder how these people would feel if you didn't discipline a child and let them get by with everything. How bothered would they be then?
@fishmore (24)
• United States
15 Oct 06
Spanking in itself is not evil and is a useful tool. Just remember, never, ever spank out of anger and never anywhere except on the butt.
@t33na01 (136)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I agree, NEVER spank out of anger! i don't believe there is anything wrong with spanking, unless you are bruising, or putting marks on your children.. also I've known people who spank their children, and nothing positive comes out of it.. they still don't listen.. Raise your children however you want, they are yours! But don't have people calling CPS or DFACS on you LOL
16 Oct 06
i agree only smacking them on the hand if they have done something wrong but normally we tell our children they have to go to bed if they are naughty or our 2 year old daughter she has to sit on the chair and no one is aloud to talk to her for 2 minutes.
• United States
16 Oct 06
I too agree, it is good for discipline.
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@antoisra (821)
• Sri Lanka
16 Oct 06
I think it's bullshit how you can be filed a report against for spanking your children. Of course you should NEVER hurt your children. The reason children cry when they get spanked is 95% because of that they are dissapointed on themselves and wish they could undo what they had done to deserve the spanking, not the spanking itself. But some children might be more emotional and perhaps you should not use physical punishment on them. It's a hard thing I guess, what would a 19year old know? :p
16 Oct 06
i would never agree with hurting my child but they need to know right from wrong, but a little tap to shock them dont hurt them, but normally our children get sent to bed for 5 minutes.
@Cookie85 (242)
• United States
16 Oct 06
Antoisra, we all were once a child, some of us were punished that way, were you? if so, u would know alot, and your comment means alot.
• Hyderabad, India
16 Oct 06
i agree only smacking them on the hand if they have done something wrong but normally we tell our children they have to go to bed if they are naughty or our 2 year old daughter she has to sit on the chair and no one is aloud to talk to her
@Cookie85 (242)
• United States
16 Oct 06
i remember time outs facing a corner, nobody was aloud to talk to anybody, or they would get the ruler!
@aquarian83 (1944)
• United States
17 Oct 06
its not agood idea