Do you think it's okay to spank your children?

United States
January 25, 2010 9:00pm CST
So do you think it's okay to spank your children? I think it's okay sometimes I guess you could say it depends how bad you are spanking them. I grew up in a family of kids being spanked and getting strict rules. Tell me what you think?
5 responses
• United States
27 Jan 10
Spanking in a controlled manner is a good thing. It the idiots that can't control themselves that give spanking a bad name. The act of spanking has dated back for centuries and only until the last few years has it gotten a bad name.
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
I believe children should have their their own doze of medicine too sometimes. You can spank them only if you had a really valid reason and if they really did wrong. It's a way of having them disciplined. They have to respect their parents. parents won't get any respect if they won't show to their children what parenting really is. parents should earn it.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
hi in my opinion spanking is not right to do but it help to discipline the child from his mistakes my mother hit us for us to learn our lesson or if we committed mistakes.i dont know why buy we thank her for spanking us because we know what our limitation and the nexttime around we will not do mistakes but we also prevent us from engaging in bad companies.spanking is do when it is really needed but open communication is encouraged to children and talk softy so that situation will be control.
@Zhizho (1351)
• Indonesia
26 Jan 10
Hi anthony.I don't think that spank is okey whatever the reason.The first think that we have to know as parents is we have understand about their growth.Children is a good learner I think.So we can explain and there is way to face children.I have heard that there is many nerve at bott*m.So,if you would to give them punish, use other way, for example : prohibit them to do something that they like.Angry is bad education way and they will repeat it someday to their children.
@raynejasper (2324)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
..Hi anthony.. In my opinion, its okay provided that reasons are valid.. children should be taught to face the consequences of their actions because that's one way for them to learn and grow up.. I also grew up in a family where the father is the leader and master of the house.. We are usually spanked when we commit mistakes but I don't feel any grudge to my father.. I even thank him for what he did because at least, right now, I could say that I am on the right way.. had he not disciplined me, I believe I'm not able to reach this far.. So I look up to him actually.. He always see to it that when he spanked us, we feel that we are loved..