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A question to all parents on the board

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by wolfamngstsheep, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. Do you believe in corporal punishment? If yes, why? If no, why?

    Warning: Your responses maybe used in a case study; (the responses, not the names of the people that respond)
     
  2. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    CP by whom?
     
  3. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    Do I spank my kids? When I feel it is a worthy offense, yes. Worthy is tough to acheive though. I spanked my oldest daughter once because I told her to stand right next to me as I was getting her baby sister out of the car. She walked right into traffic in the parking lot. I just knew by the time I was done, the video from the security cameras would be on the 6 o'clock news. I whipped her ass good. She stepped right in front of an Escalade.
     
  4. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    Only be me, or my wife.
    I don't want anyone else touching my kids.
     
  5. CP by whom? Good question.



    Lets just stick to Parents disciplining their own children with spanking for the purposes of this thread.
     
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I believe in spanking children.
     
  7. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Well, I won't be a parent until April, but I'll answer anyway (I was a kid once...)

    When I was a kid, my sister and I would get spanked if we did something that my parents considered bad enough. It was not a beating, there were no belts or sticks, and it did not happen everytime we got into some form of trouble. From my standpoint, I knew that it hurt a bit to get spanked, and that was enough to stick in my mind and make me think twice about getting in trouble sometimes. A spanking got the point across.

    I believe that a spanking is fine, if necessary, to teach a young child about actions and consequences. When I was older and could understand it, my parents stopped spanking and would do something else (grounded, loss of privledge, etc.) and also explain why we were being punished. However, when a kid is too young to be reasoned with, a spanking works as a consequence that they will understand.

    I do not believe in beating or hurting a child, and this is where the problem is. My parents didn't do that to us, but unfortunately a lot of parents do. You have to know where to draw the line. It's a personal responsibility that can't be governed, standardized, or monitored. You need to know, as a parent (and I believe that anyone with common sense would), where the line is- when does it stop being a spanking and start slipping into a beating?

    The bottom line for me is that I don't want anyone telling me what I can and can't do with my child regarding discipline. If I decided to use spankings, I know that I am not the type of person who would cross the line and wind up losing it and beating my kid.

    Outside of the home, however, like at school, kids should never be spanked or punished physically. I don't think that anyone but a parent has the right to decide on or give out that type of punishment.

    One final point- our society is really getting soft, and this is a great example. All of these people who are shielding their kids from things such as losing a game, failing a test, or getting punished when they deserve it are creating a bunch of monsters. Two of the biggest problems we have in society now are a sense of entitlement for whatever you want (without working for it), and a complete lack of responsibility for your actions. Keeping kids from experiencing hard work, responsibility, discipline, and failure will only make these problems worse in the future.
     
  8. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    "One final point- our society is really getting soft, and this is a great example. All of these people who are shielding their kids from things such as losing a game, failing a test, or getting punished when they deserve it are creating a bunch of monsters. Two of the biggest problems we have in society now are a sense of entitlement for whatever you want (without working for it), and a complete lack of responsibility for your actions. Keeping kids from experiencing hard work, responsibility, discipline, and failure will only make these problems worse in the future."

    I totally agree with DE here.

    I'm a school teacher and see nothing but soft, ball-less kids coming into our schools. If you want an example of how crazy it is, we've had parents complain that we grade papers in red pens b/c it is too traumatizing of a color!

    Are you freaking kidding me?
     
  9. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Whew- I was going to tell a story about a gag ball, leather skirt, studded collar and a stretching rack...
     
  10. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    The Analog Kid nailed it. Just include me under his response.
     
  11. I do believe in spanking my kid. But only to a certian age. Right now my daughter is 13 MONTHS and I smack her hand when she does something wrong or when we keep telling her No and she keeps doing it. And I know some of you reading this will say that she's only a year old... but she knows what she is doing. She always looks at us before doing something she knows she is not supposed to.

    I will continue to spank my daughter until probably the age 4 or 5. At that time she will then be punished by timeout (sometimes works but only on younger kids), taking privilages away (tv, spending nights at friends(when she is older -phone, dates- if i even allow her to date!!, car ect)


    I will punish my kids until they are 18 once they are 18 if they decide to stay in my house, then they will be forced by my rules (i am very easy going though), and if they disobey- they wont be getting extra cash from me for anything.

    You have to disipline a child and expecially when they are young.
     
  12. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Timeout is a crock.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2004
  13. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    Although i'm not a parent, i do believe in spanking. But I think the best punishment method by my parents: Holding Hands on the couch. I have an older brother and neither he or i are "small". When we would fight (fist fight, blood, the whole 9 yards) Well my mother (step) couldn't spank us at that point, as it would do no good. she would make us sit on the couch and hold hands that was the best (well the worst at that time). It proved that although we were more physically dominate over her, she still had control.
     
  14. thats a form of time out that worked... as far as showing that the parents have control...
     
  15. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    We have spanked our two boys a few times. It gets their attention very quickly. I don't think it has ever been more than one whack. Of course, when they are in diapers it kind of loses its effectiveness.

    Time outs do work with our boys, but sometimes you need to get their attention quickly and spanking seems to have more of an impact.
     

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