Monday, October 4, 2010

Should We Spank Our Kids?

How do you Discipline your children?
Do you believe in giving a child a good old fashioned spanking? Inquiring minds want to know!

Some parents don't see any harm in spanking their children. Growing up many of us have experienced first hand how this type of discipline works.  Now a days what seemed to be a standard method of discipline, is now considered by some to be abuse.

What concerns me is, where do you draw the line?

If you spank your child when angry, its possible to go too far? There are too many cases where children have been hurt by the hands of frustrated adults. In some cases infants and toddlers loose their lives to a hot headed parent that has lost control. This could happen to Anyone! Parents it is so much wiser to take a deep breath and then think about the appropriate punishment for your child.

One time for you Mind: Doesn't hitting/spanking your child seem a bit Primitive or Barbaric? If we are conditioned to solving problems with some sort of physical violence...what are we really teaching our kids? 

Children need Discipline and Structure!

Don't get me wrong, I am not totally against spankings, but I don't think they should be a primary choice of disciplining children. There are other options like "time outs", taking away privileges or even talking to them. At the end of the day, these other choices make for a  healthier parent and child relationship.

Whats your take on it?
Should we Spank our Children??
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  1. Children are not as stupid and innocent as therapists and other advocates of non-corporal punishment think they are. I raised 5 kids born between 1983 and 1990. In the birth and hieght of all the hype on NOT spanking your kids. My children are well behaved, self sufficient, responsible adults now. But when they were small, if they messed up, they got spanked. Children will get away with every thing that a PARENT lets them. I was spanked as a child, I spanked my children and encourage them to spank theirs.

  2. --^ thats one BACKWARD bitch...

    it doesn't take much for an intellect to understand your truest meaning.

    We've died a million times, i can forgive; so will they. but... wait?