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EarlyBird July 9th, 2013 10:25pm

Do you consider "spanking" to be an acceptable form of punishment?

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
07/09/13 8:17 pm

Never got spanked,, got beating.. So nope never spanked my kids.. Believe it or not.. My son asked me for a spanking hated time outs

dustbunny
07/09/13 7:57 pm

As a kid I didn't get many spankings, maybe 4-5 in my whole childhood. The threat of one was enough to make me listen and do as my mom said. They were not beatings, it was a swat on the behind and that was it.

dustbunny
07/09/13 8:13 pm

And of course she mostly used words or if she yelled my full name...that was the worse. One time while sternly saying my full name her voice faltered and it made me laugh, she wasn't amused.
I thank my mom for the way she raised me.

political Georgia
07/09/13 7:43 pm

I am not a big fan of the saying, "Use your words". Instead of babying the future generation, make them tough. If they do wrong, there is going to be consequences.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
07/09/13 7:32 pm

Yes, but as a last resort.

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askmenething Buffalo, NY
07/09/13 7:28 pm

I would never do it with any sort of regularity, but there are occasions when it is acceptable and deserved. And they are grown now, and they say they were raised fairly and well. They are both good people.

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political Georgia
07/09/13 7:03 pm

Sure it is acceptable. If my parents didn't spank me, I would be a beast off the chain.

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Keldeo Laverre City
07/09/13 6:31 pm

None of my business how people parent their kids.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/09/13 6:36 pm

If it's worse than spanking and I'd see a neighbor's kid with suspicious bruises all the time and hear shouts and screams I GUARANTEE you I'd MAKE it my business!

d0m333 Pennsylvania
07/09/13 7:02 pm

There is a difference between punishment and abuse.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/09/13 8:19 pm

I know, but only a few decades back corporal punishment with implements like belt and paddle that could leave bruises were accepted.
There are surely still parents out there who don't see this as abuse.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/09/13 6:03 pm

I'm not even going to scroll down, and I'll try to not get all hot under the collar. If you want to smack your 16 year old for saying or doing something rude, that's one thing. But to inflict pain on a child instead if using your words is barbaric.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/09/13 6:10 pm

I'm generally against spanking but would think the other way round.
A 16 y/o understands alternative punishment like grounding or a revoked allowance, a toddler not so much.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/09/13 6:13 pm

If a toddler tries to run into traffic, you grab him and firmly say NO!
If he's 16 he'll just never get a car or be allowed to use yours.
Smacking a person that age is no better than beating your spouse.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/09/13 6:16 pm

When I was young, my parents would explain what I did wrong, why I was getting spanked, then afterwards I always got hugs and they would tell me they loved me and didn't like spanking me, but I had to learn. It wasn't just barbaric thrashing.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
07/09/13 6:42 pm

You don't spank a child for running into traffic. You spank a child who's openly defying you after you've tried words and that didn't work. And you don't do it hard enough to truly hurt them.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/09/13 7:04 pm

No..no .. No.. This is what I don't understand about this topic. Everyone refers to what their parents did, or how it was for them. Things change. Methods change. You used to tell your child they were bad when they did something wrong...

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/09/13 7:04 pm

But what you do in 2013 is tell them "that is what bad boys do, and you're not a bad boy, are you?" ... Sure it takes more effort, do doing anything proper will require more effort than just tanning a kids hide.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 9:57 pm

@Rob, What you're describing is passive parenting where the end result is that the kid runs the house as much as he wants.
I run my house, not my kids.

MichaelTX254 Check User Website
07/09/13 5:45 pm

I wonder if there is a link between the lessening of spanking and the increase In The pussification of society. I was spanked as a child and most of the time I deserved it when I got it. I am also not aggressive as some have suggested.

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/09/13 6:05 pm

Idk.. But there probably is a correlation for those that hit their kids and not being smart enough to use Any other tactic than violence.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 6:07 pm

That's a stupid assumption. My parents were smart enough to use all the various disciplinary methods at their disposal. Parents who spank are parents who care.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
07/09/13 6:08 pm

It's not violent when it's done right. Never spank a child while you're angry.

It's also not effective for all kids. So use the punishment methods that work. Even if it does work, that doesn't mean it should be the only discipline method used.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/09/13 7:06 pm

And it's not an assumption.
Regardless whether you think it's stupid or not.

It IS violent to the kid, no matter how its done.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 8:38 pm

"But there probably is a correlation for those that hit their kids and not being smart enough to use Any other tactic than violence."
It's an ignorant assumption to say that someone is a dumbass because they choose to discipline by spanking.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/09/13 5:45 pm

As a last resort, it can work. But especially if it is used as a means to vent the parent's displeasure or anger, it can easily become a big problem.

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veritas1 Panda
07/09/13 5:44 pm

I would never inflict pain on a child.

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Brrrrrrrrr
07/09/13 5:57 pm

What if say the child fell in the dirt and scraped his knee. And in order to clean it out before bandaging it up, you had to inflict some additional temporary pain?

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 5:57 pm

Was pain inflicted on you as a child?

Brrrrrrrrr
07/09/13 6:05 pm

Indeed it was. But we know that there's a difference between the action and the intention. The intention was not to inflict pain, but to discipline.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/09/13 5:41 pm

Children who are punished with physical punishment grow up to be more aggressive - that's what studies show. If you want to raise an aggressive adult - then spanking is fine

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 6:05 pm

I do want to ingrain some aggression in my kids. Aggressive kids, if channeled properly, become assertive adults. And assertive adults become leaders, entrepreneurs, and statesmen.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/09/13 5:38 pm

Yes, and I with they'd let constituents administer it to their elected officials when they do wrong...

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kermie gaytopia
07/09/13 5:34 pm

These comments are turning my stomach. So sad :/

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 5:36 pm

Bend over and take your spanking Kermie!

kermie gaytopia
07/09/13 5:42 pm

I couldn't even make it that far, Mr L. I agree with everything you said. The problem with this discussion (and most discussions on this app, actually) is that people ignore actual evidence and data in favor of their own individual experience.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/09/13 5:46 pm

*sigh* isn't it like that with most arguments?

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 5:47 pm

Anecdotal evidence is fair game when making a personal decision. Also, what you call "actual evidence" is itself suspect in today's world. For instance, on most issues there are "studies" that support opposite conclusions.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 5:49 pm

There are polling groups that develop custom poll data designed to support a position on an issue. There is "democrat" evidence and there is "Republican" evidence. Anecdotal evidence, especially if it's logical, can be very good evidence.

kermie gaytopia
07/09/13 5:50 pm

If you believe that personal anecdote is reliable and is a good basis for your life decisions, Okie, then, well... I guess I understand why you're so wrong about so many things. But more power to you.

kermie gaytopia
07/09/13 5:52 pm

There's a huge difference between polling and scientific studies. If you know of *any* scientific studies that show any positive benefits from spanking I'd love to see them. The truth is, on this issue, as with most, the science is clear.

kermie gaytopia
07/09/13 5:53 pm

When the science is clear it's irrelevant to me what my own personal experience or "logic" might be because I know my brain is often irrational and unreliable.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 5:57 pm

You would believe a "scientific study?" Wouldn't just develop a reason to throw it out?

kermie gaytopia
07/09/13 6:00 pm

I believe the preponderance of evidence from studies with appropriate research methods. If you provide me with a study, and particularly multiple studies, with solid methods, then yes, you could change my mind about many things.

kylievb317 California
07/09/13 5:28 pm

Let's get physical....physical!

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TreeHugs Oregon
07/09/13 5:28 pm

Yes, but only with some kids. My daughter responded well to a stern voice and getting privileges taken away, and she was never spanked, but my stepsons were a completely different story...

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commonsense America isnt racist
07/09/13 5:26 pm

It depends on the child. It's okay if you can spank a child without any anger at all.
And you explain why you did it.

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kermie gaytopia
07/09/13 5:26 pm

No, no, no. For all kinds of reasons.

rocketqueen
07/09/13 5:25 pm

There's a difference between a spank and beating the poor child.... It's really not very different from slapping your kids hand when they touch something they aren't supposed to

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 6:21 pm

Exactly. Spanking may, at times, be warranted. Beating is never warranted.

boboli
07/09/13 6:31 pm

This is exactly how I see it. A light smack is okay, I think, but definitely not beating.

dale41 Lets play two
07/09/13 5:13 pm

I got spanked when I was a kid. Would never do whatever I did again.

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
07/09/13 4:52 pm

It's not effective for much.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 4:55 pm

It can be if you do it right.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 5:48 pm

Absolutely! Not nearly as much as I deserved, but enough to set me straight.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 4:50 pm

Absolutely! It should be administered to the derrière, with both firmness and restraint. It should not be done out of frustration, or in the midst of anger, but as a predictable and measured punishment for a known offense.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 4:54 pm

I'm a firm believer in assigning a certain number of 'swats' to certain types of offenses.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 4:54 pm

Assigning swats does two things: 1. It gives kids definite behavioral standards, and definite consequences for violations of the standard.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 4:55 pm

2. It places a pre-defined limit on the parent do that they cannot (unknowingly) lose control and go from spanking the child to beating the child.

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 4:57 pm

Pinky - what kinds of thing do you spank for? Not cleaning their rooms? Bringing home a "C" on report card? Not brushing teeth?

ClarityRose Now taking suggestions
07/09/13 5:17 pm

My mom did the opposite. She said if I did whatever it was, I would "suffer the consequences" and that was it. She wouldn't tell me what the consequences were, so I could never decide if misbehaving was worth it or not. Worked like a charm!

rocketqueen
07/09/13 5:26 pm

That's a pretty interesting approach your mom had! I've never thought of it that way

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 6:00 pm

@Earlybird, I'm speaking more from my childhood, as my daughter is both young and well-behaved.
But spanking, for us as parents, is primarily reserved for intentional acts of defiance.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 6:00 pm

Simple mistakes receive correction, disobedience receives time-outs, defiance receives a spanking.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 6:02 pm

In the battle of wills, my wife and I, as the parents, are determined that WE will win every single time.
As they get older, they can earn increasing amounts of independence.
But while they're little, I am master, commander, and dictator-in-chief.

palindrome California
07/09/13 4:38 pm

Whoop em! Whoop em good, ma!!

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
07/09/13 4:37 pm

Spanking and hurting a child are two different things. One is acceptable, and one (the latter) is not acceptable.

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davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
07/09/13 4:51 pm

Well said cornbread.
I would also add if your spanking because your angry you are in the wrong.
Calm down and act on the situation not react.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
07/09/13 6:40 pm

Yeah, never do it out of anger. Bad idea. And always explain to the child why they're getting spanked.

juiceman1601 Alton Il.
07/09/13 4:25 pm

Only for the parent in almost all situations.

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comppete Las Vegas
07/09/13 4:24 pm

Yes, but only over the knees in a controlled not too hard way. It's meant to send a message and teach accountability. I was physically beaten with anything from a belt to an extension cord to sticks. I am proud to say, that I broke the pattern.

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EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 4:59 pm

I'm happy to hear you don't parent the way your parents did.

kilgoretrout my toes are cold.
07/09/13 5:47 pm

same here, and I do not do the same to my child because I know what it did to me.

lmurder MDK
07/09/13 4:21 pm

Yes till a certain age. Didn't do me any harm and I respect my elders.

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EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 5:00 pm

Yeah, I'd say you turned out ok :-D

bballard92 taste the rainbow
07/09/13 4:17 pm

I was spanked my entire childhood. Never once did I feel I was being abused. And it definitely kept me in line.

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kilokalex Sanity is for the weak
07/09/13 4:11 pm

It doesn't work on my daughter that's for sure. Time out does no problem with a good spanking from time to time.

davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
07/09/13 4:53 pm

It is funny how that works.
I have a daughter that a stern look will get a better result then being spanked.
Another daughter that won't even listen until she is spanked.

kilokalex Sanity is for the weak
07/09/13 5:15 pm

My daughter has the family temper and pain tolerance it's like fighting against the current.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
07/09/13 4:01 pm

No, it is not an acceptable form of punishment; although, I do not believe spanking is so harmful to children that it ought to be banned.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 4:57 pm

Then you do believe it is an acceptable form of punishment. You just choose not to use it.

sarahgc58
07/09/13 4:00 pm

It just teaches kids that hitting is okay. If you are allowed to hit people when you are mad at them, then shouldn't they be allowed to hit people too?

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 4:01 pm

No it doesn't. I was spanked and hurting you is the last thing I want to do, but it is on my list.

flurry a
07/09/13 4:03 pm

You shouldn't spank when you're mad. You spank when necessary to teach.

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/09/13 4:15 pm

I agree ocean. The only time i've spanked my sons butt is when he's run into traffic. It worked the first time. So far, time out works best for him.
My parents spanked me & it didn't work.

sarahgc58
07/09/13 7:05 pm

I don't mean to offend a stone or judge anyone's parenting. I just don't think that it is the best way to discipline. Neither of my parents ever spanked me and my siblings and I never really broke the rules.

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
07/09/13 3:58 pm

Yes.
It's also a form of.... well.... You know.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 3:59 pm

I don't know what you're talking about. Can you be specific and graphic please? :-)

thelowend imitation is flattery
07/09/13 4:01 pm

pictures would help as well

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 4:04 pm

Tilt is a gentleman ;-))

cass95 Jesus 2021
07/09/13 4:17 pm

I'll gladly tell you what "style" I prefer ;) .... j/k j/k

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 5:02 pm

Ooo... sassy cass! ;-)

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 5:04 pm

Cass has come out of her shell. She's been a prominent poster lately.

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 5:08 pm

I match cass 64%. That's the highest I've ever found!

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 5:12 pm

So there's a 64% chance that cass has a crush on me?

cass95 Jesus 2021
07/09/13 5:12 pm

Birds of a feather stick together EB ;)

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
07/09/13 5:13 pm

Cass and I go way back. You should follow her, she's great.

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 5:13 pm

Yes okie! Lolol!

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 5:15 pm

How far back? I claim her to be my girl!

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
07/09/13 5:16 pm

When I first joined SoH.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 5:23 pm

I'm trying to build-up my harem right now. Can I have cass?

cass95 Jesus 2021
07/09/13 5:28 pm

Ohhh Okie, I've always crushed on you! Do you remember when I changed my screen name to "I love Okie" for a spell?HaHa!! You 3 happen to be in my top 10 list of favs :) Vacation has allowed some much needed downtime and I'm glad to spend it with you!

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 5:33 pm

I remember now. That was awesome, and a long time ago. Thank you again. :-)

Tilton, she's never changed her name to "I love Tilton," has she?

cass95 Jesus 2021
07/09/13 5:42 pm

Ooooo Okie!! You fight dirty!!!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/09/13 3:57 pm

I don't think it's particularly effective, or even really ever necessary, but it's not my kid. As long as it's a spanking and not a beating, it's acceptable.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 3:51 pm

EB. Are you talking about wives or children? He he. :-)

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Emily33 North Carolina
07/09/13 3:52 pm

Both?

Just not at the same time. Or for the same reasons.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 3:56 pm

Spanking was in quotes so I figured it left open the door for a little "love spanking."

Emily33 North Carolina
07/09/13 3:57 pm

That was my first thought

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 3:50 pm

Yes, but as a last resort.

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babyboomer1 The flatulance express
07/09/13 3:50 pm

Nice to be part of the majority on this one.

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Kris Humidity Central
07/09/13 3:44 pm

Yes. It should be used sparingly though.

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FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
07/09/13 3:44 pm

Garrrrr, why is the blue button "no" and the red button "yes?" It's all backwards!

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halsnobordrgrl CT
07/09/13 3:50 pm

That annoys me so much too! GRRR

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 3:50 pm

Because republicans are red and more likely to vote yes?

MrEdwin Mystery
07/09/13 3:51 pm

Earlybird has it right, mostly liberals are the ones against spanking

FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
07/09/13 3:55 pm

It's just so...wrong. The affirmative answer should always be the brighter, more welcoming color. Sorry, it's just my OCD talking.

MrEdwin Mystery
07/09/13 3:56 pm

Ohh, I see what you're talking about.

MrEdwin Mystery
07/09/13 3:44 pm

I was spanked, didn't turn out bad. I contradict all of those studies that say spanking is bad.

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cass95 Jesus 2021
07/09/13 3:49 pm

Double ditto :)

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 3:57 pm

In a.walking contradiction too. :-)

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 3:57 pm

Grrrrrr. "I'm a walking ......"

MrEdwin Mystery
07/09/13 3:58 pm

It doesn't count when you're wearing buttless chaps okie.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 4:00 pm

Snap! Who do think I am? Jimiscott?

cass95 Jesus 2021
07/09/13 4:02 pm

Oh dear lord!! The mental image of Okies glowing white arse cheeks are burned into my head!!!

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 4:04 pm

They would be blinding for sure.

MrEdwin Mystery
07/09/13 4:10 pm

I hope you shave your ass hair.

moonshot More often I know nothing
07/09/13 3:43 pm

We raised four wonderful children and never once laid a hand on them as punishment or in anger.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 3:58 pm

Are they all in the same prison or is it difficult to visit them?

Jk. :-)

moonshot More often I know nothing
07/09/13 4:14 pm

Hehehe....

All four are extraordinarily kind people. Violence was never acceptable in our home. We never allowed our children to physically fight with each other, not even once. Our oldest in a Iraq war veteran (Semper FI!) and now employed in....

moonshot More often I know nothing
07/09/13 4:16 pm

...software, our daughter is married with a beautiful baby boy and is in banking, and the twin boys are just killing it right now down in the Silicon Valley. One is a principle in a startup that just got its second round of VC funding and the other..

moonshot More often I know nothing
07/09/13 4:18 pm

...now works for Microsoft after the small company that he worked for was purchased by them last year for 1.2 billion dollars. He has since been promoted twice! Three of my four kids make more than I do right now and none of them went to college!

moonshot More often I know nothing
07/09/13 4:20 pm

So yes, it is possible to raise kind, intelligent, gentle, responsible children with spanking them.

moonshot More often I know nothing
07/09/13 4:21 pm

Without! Without spanking them!

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/09/13 4:30 pm

Congratulations moonshot.

moonshot More often I know nothing
07/09/13 5:06 pm

Thank you. I didn't mean to brag, but I am just really proud of them.

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 5:06 pm

Moonshot - I'll bet you are very proud. You did some great parenting.

cass95 Jesus 2021
07/09/13 3:42 pm

Absolutely. I've used many types of punishment raising my daughters. I've spanked them and have ZERO regrets. This happened very infrequently. However, they NEVER once "committed the crime" they were spanked for again.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/09/13 3:36 pm

There is scientific research which shows the negative effects which spanking has on children when used as a form of punishment.

I wouldn't spank my child. There are many equally effective methods of correction.

Now as for me...

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Kris Humidity Central
07/09/13 3:48 pm

MrL, to quote the part about self esteem:
"When children are hit by the very people who are supposed to protect them, it causes a child to question, “What’s wrong with me?”"
I never remember thinking it like that. I always thought "what did I do to

Kris Humidity Central
07/09/13 3:49 pm

deserve this?" And I was always told why I was spanked. It was very effective.

rlands
07/09/13 3:51 pm

Another consideration is that it undermines the parent's legitimacy. Like "when I hit my brother because he took something I was using, it's bad. So when you hit me because I took something he was using, it should also be bad". Consistency is key.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/09/13 3:53 pm

Personally, I see no need for it. It promotes abuse, in my opinion. There is never a reason to harm your child - whether you are doing it in a "loving" manner or not. Using words and other forms of punishment are equally as effective.

Kris Humidity Central
07/09/13 3:54 pm

No, because it isn't correct for the child to hit another, as try are not in a position of authority to punish. That is one thing that needs to be clear to the child.

thelowend imitation is flattery
07/09/13 3:55 pm

MrL - totally with you. my kids do something bad, they're made to think about it first. taking away privileges works wonders done in the right way. if they hit each other, timeout on the couch and hold hands. hitting others - ignored for two minutes

thelowend imitation is flattery
07/09/13 3:56 pm

it's worked very well and the kiddos know where the line is without seeing hitting as a solution. I'm not condemning or condoning either - just not my thing.

rlands
07/09/13 3:58 pm

It makes sense kris, but I'm not sure if kids will get that. I don't know, I feel like if my parents did I would've just been like "wow I can't believe I actually got them mad enough" like I succeeded in pushing their buttons. But if they did it all

rlands
07/09/13 3:58 pm

the time that would be a different matter...

Kris Humidity Central
07/09/13 4:00 pm

I understood the whole I couldn't hit others thing. My mother would spank us sparingly. When visiting my father he'd beat us. I learned pretty fast the difference between discipline and abuse. I respected my mother for not taking it too far.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/09/13 4:03 pm

And that doesn't make it right.
I learned everything I should and shouldn't do, by my parents using reason and speech... Not brute force and intimidation. It's completely unnecessary, in my opinion.

rlands
07/09/13 4:04 pm

I'm sorry kris. This makes me think it depends on the kid. Like some will be able to understand that and some won't.

And MrL there's verbal abuse as well. Like name calling, which is not ok. I wouldn't equate name calling to spanking...

Kris Humidity Central
07/09/13 4:07 pm

Sometimes you need brute force and intimidation.
I was a screaming hellian banshee as a child. I gave my mother every challenge in the book. I know I deserved what I got, because I was EXTREMELY defiant.

dahawwl Texas
07/09/13 3:35 pm

Not only acceptable, but sometimes necessary

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FutureMD be nice to people
07/09/13 3:35 pm

Yeah I totally approve. It quickly shows the child who is in charge.

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longhorn1 Kindocologist Hater
07/09/13 3:34 pm

I always ask to get spanked when I'm naughty...

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longhorn1 Kindocologist Hater
07/09/13 3:36 pm

You meant the kids didn't you...

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 3:55 pm

Kids or spouses... either one :-)

FallenRegime Unknown
07/09/13 3:34 pm

Spank the hell out of the heathens.

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EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 3:34 pm

I was fortunate in that I never had to spank my two kids.

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Kris Humidity Central
07/09/13 3:50 pm

Okay, fortunate you never had to. Does that mean you would have if needed?

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 3:58 pm

Kris - hard to answer because I never needed to. I always found other ways.

Emily33 North Carolina
07/09/13 3:31 pm

I don't think I could personally hit spank my kids, but when used correctly, I think it can be effective

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Emily33 North Carolina
07/09/13 3:36 pm

Yes and I think i turned out ok

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 5:16 pm

I agree em, I agree :)

Emily33 North Carolina
07/09/13 5:24 pm

Thanks EB :)