Spanking

@stacyv81 (5904)
United States
March 13, 2007 10:54am CST
What do you think about spanking children? I dont spank my kids, but I was interested in people's views on this. I wasn't spanked as a child, and therefore I don't feel it is necessary. But I in no way think that those who do are bad parents I just think everyone does what works for them, so what works best for you? For me a naughty spot or chair works well, as well as explaining why they are in trouble. What do you do for discipline?
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@bad1981 (799)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I wasnt spanked as a child either and I think that if I was spanked a good few times, I wouldnt have pulled half the stuff that I did as a child because I would have known that I couldnt get away with it. I am now a mother of almost a 2 year old rough little boy and let me tell you time outs just dont work for him. A spaking on his butt makes him think and stop what he is doing. It all depends on the child that you are dealing with. It hurts my sons feelings more then anything when he does get a spaking on his butt. I dont think spaking a child will hurt them or scar them for life, kids need to know what is accepted and what isnt accepted and there are different ways to do this with your child.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I agree but with my son he isnt phased by a spanking, its time out that gets him. So, with that said, I dont think I have to spank my kid to show him what is acceptable and what isnt, I explain, what he did and tell him why he is in trouble, put him in timeout, adn he apologizes after. So, I guess it does make a difference based on the child you are dealing with.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
I only spanked my sons once, but it was when they were very young. It must have been very major because usually I removed them from the situation. I was only spanked once when I was a child. I got lost and ran away and I felt that was not the right punishment. The result was that I was afraid to try anything new. Most of the time I was grounded, kept in my room. I presume that's what people call time out or the naughty spot nowadays. And if I were really bad. there was the no privileges like no Tv, mo going out to play, etc.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Yes, I agree. I only put my son in a naughty spot, which is time out rather than his room, because there are a lot of toys and fun things in there, wouldnt really be punishment. But I think taking away privelages is the best way. Thanks for the response!
@chavezrmc (5766)
• Philippines
18 Mar 07
I believe in disciplining children in words and in actions. If i can do it with soft words then i rather use this way but there are moments and instances where in we can use some spanking depending of the weight of the fault of the child. I believe that every instances needs to be treated rightly and i believe too that children have their right to explain themselves and should not be treated violently.
• United States
14 Mar 07
I give my daughter a slap on the wrist. She doesn't stay in a time out chair for too long. I believe in spanking, but not with an object like a paddle, when I do spank it's with my hand.