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"Spanking is the easy way out for parents who aren't creative enough to find other ways to discipline." Amirite?

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I've seen too many kids who weren't disciplined, and it reflects in their behavior. I've also seen too many adults who weren't disciplined and learned no self discipline. It is also often reflected in their behavior. Time outs didn't work 30 years ago and they don't work today.

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

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"My parents were spanked and paddled in the 50s. They grew up fine and never laid a hand on me.
Still, it is my firm belief that spanking a child is completely unnecessary. It doesn't teach any lesson other than 'don't get caught' and 'it's okay to hurt people if I feel they deserve it.' Spanking is the easy way out for parents who aren't creative enough to find other ways to discipline."

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fuzala fuzala OP

I've seen too many kids who weren't disciplined, and it reflects in their behavior. I've also seen too many adults who weren't disciplined and learned no self discipline. It is also often reflected in their behavior. Time outs didn't work 30 years ago and they don't work today.

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

In response to “I've seen too many kids who weren't...

“It’s okay to hurt people if I feel they deserve it”

It’s outdated

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fuzala fuzala OP

In response to ““It’s okay to hurt people if I...

Discipline and respect are never outdated.

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

In response to “Discipline and respect are never outdated.

I didn’t say discipline or respect

I’m saying spanking and other methods of physical pain

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fuzala fuzala OP

In response to “I didn’t say discipline or respect...

Are you saying teachers should not be allowed to spanks students as well?

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

In response to “Are you saying teachers should not be allowed...

teachers no they are paid to know ways to control kids. Nuns whacking hands was not nice but those kids paid attention.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “teachers no they are paid to know ways to...

My first year of school was in a Catholic school. Nuns had riding crops. I kept my mouth shut.

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

In response to “My first year of school was in a Catholic...

JJ so there you go it did work didn't it. I never knew they went to riding crop s . Just think if it was today they would have tasers.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “JJ so there you go it did work didn't it. I...

This was back in 1960. I only saw one kid get whacked with it, but everyone else saw it as well. Just seeing it was effective enough to keep me in line.

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

In response to “I've seen too many kids who weren't...

You're right, time outs didn't work 30 years ago and don't work now.

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

I was spanked, but it was never a very effective punishment for me. Now when my parents would fight and yell at each other, that got me to shut up.

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Logan Logan

In response to “I was spanked, but it was never a very...

Funny I never got spanked just the threat made me behave - while it did nothing to my sister she got licked about every day for one thing or another.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

I dont have kids, so i cannot speak of what doesnt work.
I know i got it with a belt, from my mother, when i was bad. Kept me in line when she was looking.

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Carla Carla

In response to “I dont have kids, so i cannot speak of what...

You learned, actions have consequences..<s>

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

In response to “I dont have kids, so i cannot speak of what...

My mom was so mad at me one time (can't remember what I did) she drove a fork in my quad. True story. She still talks about today.

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “My mom was so mad at me one time (can't...

Kids can sent mothers over the edge:[

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Carla Carla

In response to “Kids can sent mothers over the edge:[

I did that a few times too much. (hehe)

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “Kids can sent mothers over the edge:[

Ya my mom used to say she would go get a pillow and pound on it instead of me when i was a baby. Soon as I got a brain words were all I needed.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “My mom was so mad at me one time (can't...

That was awful, bet you stopped what you were doing right??

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “That was awful, bet you stopped what you...

Oh yeah ... mom was the boss, lol

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

I don't remember being spanked as a child, but I do remember being threatened. I did spank my kids when they deserved it. Just with my hand, and they grew up fine..... If more parents spanked their kids now, we wouldn't have so many kids disobeying any kind of authority. My kids knew they would be spanked when they disobeyed, so we never had a problem. The never ever rebelled against us. I would definitely recommend it to any parent.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

I believe it's a matter of balance. I believe in spanking quite frankly. As Jim alluded to, the sooner children learn there are consequences for bad behavior, the sooner the behavior gets modified. If I were dealing with Congress, I'd go right to the leather belt.

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Freeranger Freeranger

I was never spanked, thankfully, as my parents didn’t believe in corporal punishment. (I was a very sensitive kid who cried a lot; physical punishment would have only made things worse). However, not all kids are the same, and I do grant that for some kids, it may be the only thing that works; I’m glad that I never drove my parents to that kind of desperation.

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Thibault Thibault

Though some contend any form of physical correction equates to child abuse, there is a giant chasm between a mild spanking properly administered out of love and an out-of-control adult venting their emotions by physically abusing a child.

Corporal discipline should only be applied in cases of willful disobedience or defiance of authority—never for mere childish irresponsibility. And it should never be administered harshly, impulsively, or with the potential to cause physical harm.

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Budwick Budwick

I've always thought so...but some kids really test ones creativity...

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Sukiesnow Sukiesnow

I never ever smacked my four kids and they have all grown up to be great parents and I'm proud how they turned out....I respected them and they respected me....

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JD JD

In response to “I never ever smacked my four kids and they...

Exaaaaactly

Thank you

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fuzala fuzala OP

In response to “I never ever smacked my four kids and they...

JD you are perfect in every way right!

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “JD you are perfect in every way right!

Far from it...

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JD JD

In response to “Far from it...

(frown)(hug)(o_o) wish we had better smilies

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

I was spanked as a child, say what you want about it, but it works.

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Thedudeyouhatetomeet Thedudeyouhatetomeet

In response to “I was spanked as a child, say what you want...

With the name you use, you never turned out very nice, hate to meet you...so it must not have made any difference...hehe

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JD JD

Nothing wrong with spanking a kid in moderation of course.

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

Surely there's other ways to teach discipline and consequences

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fuzala fuzala OP

In response to “Surely there's other ways to teach discipline...

What other ways? I young child is like a puppy not much brain yet, so a simple tap gets their attention - your words don't mean much to them.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

You are rite. What kid didn't know - inherently - when truth was spoken and when it wasn't... especially from adults?

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Bub Bub

Getting spanked as a kid is the reason why I like it today, I see no problem

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symplycurious symplycurious

spare the rod
spoil the child

how's that working out for society?


you can talk till you are blue in the face telling a kid
normal people use soap to wash clothes
but since you are NOT normal
keep munchin till you had your fill

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

Usually, yes.

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PartyOfOne PartyOfOne

Kids respond to discipline differently. Good parents figure out what is needed to teach respect and bad parents only repeat what they were taught. It perpetuates the same issues in every generation.

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

spanking is successful . Not beating but fast slap on the **** never hurt a kid. Gets their attention faster than yelling 1 2 3 or all that.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

If you love a kid it doesn't make much difference if you beat him or not.

If you don't love a kid it doesn't make much difference if you beat him or not.

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that_guy that_guy

Sometimes ... but not always. Sometimes a spanking gets the message across, when talking or other punishments have failed.

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Walt_OReagun Walt_OReagun

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