Do you smack your kids?

United States
November 6, 2006 1:48pm CST
are you a person who smacks your kids for being bad or do you punish them another way?
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• India
6 Nov 06
kids are not to e smashed they are to be loved... i love kids...
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• United States
7 Nov 06
yeah, that is true, but i'm not talking about beating them severely, but more like a light smack on the wrist. I think anything more than a light smack is bad.
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• United States
8 Nov 06
me? never, I let my wife do it lol
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• United States
8 Nov 06
Haha, thats great.
• United States
30 Dec 06
Thats what wifes are for. lol
• Malaysia
8 Nov 06
lol~ if i got kid if he noti i will kill him ^^ haha no la smack also heart aready
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• United States
8 Nov 06
hmm, killing is a bit harsh. Maybe start with slicing off toes or something to at least give him a chance to reform his "noti" ways.
• United States
8 Nov 06
hmm, killing is a bit harsh. Maybe start with slicing off toes or something to at least give him a chance to reform his "noti" ways.
@becnusoon (212)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Never had to go that far...my kids saw me smack the neighbor and after that they just did what i said!
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• United States
21 Nov 06
haha, you must have smacked the neighbor pretty hard then.
@aggiejoe (800)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I punish my kids by takeing away privilages then they have to earn them back you should never smack a child know matter what they do
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• United States
19 Nov 06
That is good but only works with kids that value their privilages. Some kids don't care.
@surya3331 (693)
• India
8 Nov 06
No
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• United States
8 Nov 06
Would you consider doing it if they were extremely horrible?
• United States
8 Nov 06
I don't have kids but i wouldn't hit them
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Thats easy to say now, but if you did have them you might be inclined to change your mind because kids can be horrible at times.
@happygal68 (3277)
• United States
8 Nov 06
We used timeouts til they were old enough to write. Then we would make them copy from a book or write a sentence over and over for a while; that seemed to do the trick totally. They got to practice on writing and reading; they hated it so finally we could just threaten them with it and they would toe-the-mark.
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• United States
8 Nov 06
That is a very good way to punish them. That is definitaly better than beating them.
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
8 Nov 06
What we do is we try time out first, then if that dosnt work we take something away, and if that dosnt work then we smack on the but only.
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• United States
8 Nov 06
I like that. Its like the 3 strike system.
• United States
7 Nov 06
I will use a time out. I dont think smacking is right.
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• United States
8 Nov 06
That works for some kids, as long as the aren't extremely bad. If they hate timeout enough, then it will work. Some kids don't mind timeout, or they are just so terrible that they deserve a harsher punishment. Whatever works for you is good.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Nov 06
No I don't smack my kid but have to admit I have been close to do it and I have threatened to. That was a long time ago though and I believe in the power of the word over violence.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Words are always good, and it works as long as your kids aren't extremely bad.
• United States
7 Nov 06
I dont have kids yet, but as a child my parents beta my a**. and it was for the better, i learned to respect them. I was a bad kid, yelling at me didnt help at all.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Thanks. Respect is hard to come by this day and age, and it seems like the only people who have respect are people who were beaten.
@cutemom (15)
• India
3 Feb 07
Yes, i do smacks sometime when kids disrespect,but not for small things. As i believe God is our father and mother and they do smack us when we are wrong in other ways. Its all for good