To spank or not to spank?

@javamama (147)
United States
October 7, 2006 12:18pm CST
I was in the grocery store withmy kids and my son pointed out this woman who was publicly spanking her child. I was horrified ...how about you would you do it?
6 responses
• United States
17 Oct 06
I try not to do it in public too much, but if it has to be done it has to be done. Spare the rod and spoil the child, I take that seriously. I don't want some out of control kid on my hands, I feel like I need to discipline him. As long as the spanking is not overly hard and in the appropriate place, there is nothing wrong with it.
@antoisra (821)
• Sri Lanka
17 Oct 06
Not in public.. as someone said it's humiliation really.
@DRoddy77 (1776)
• United States
17 Oct 06
I would never spank my children in public..believe me there are times i would like to, but I would never do it in public like that! It would just humiliate the child and plus too many people are nosey and might try to report a parent for "abuse" just because they spanked!
• United States
17 Oct 06
I think it depend on the parents. I got spanked when I didnt behave in public when I was younger. I was embarrassed so I never didnt again. I took my nephews to shopping one time and there are 3 and 2 of them behave really bad. They did screamed and telling me what they have to get the toys. They already got candy of their choice and that was the deal. Screaming and kicking, trying to break the toys, I did spank them at the store. I put everything away and left empty handed.
@vipul20044 (5798)
• India
17 Oct 06
Well i dont think so that someone should be spanked in public its such a shame and disgrace
@rmuxagirl (7560)
• United States
17 Oct 06
I don't think I would spank my child in public but maybe in private. My parents spanked me when I did something so wrong and when I got spanked I never did it again.