The fact that this post states it's "necessary" is what bothers me the most.
There are plenty of ways to effectively get that point across rather than striking your child, whether it be in good means or not.
Don't hold expectations so high and you will never be disappointed.
Children can be difficult to reason with, but if you are capable of taking the responsibility to have children in the first place, you can take the responsibility to raise them without resorting to physical violence. It not only misses opportunities for "teaching moments", but uses those opportunities to teach violence and disrespect. While Iwas being brought up by my own parents, my mother would spank me when I got into trouble. Because of this, my mother and I have never been too close. I grew up with a great disrespect for her and her methods for discipline. I understand she was doing what she thought was the best way to raise me, but that doesn't change anything. My father never once spanked me, but just talked to me with reason. I'm not saying physical discipline is the direct cause of this, but me and my dad have always had a great relationship. Even as a child I knew it was wrong. Yes this may not be the case for every child, but it is still morally wrong. Spanking is for the lazy/lousy parents who don't know how to discipline their child in a suitable manner. You should just talk with your child as an equal and help them to understand what the problem is.
Albeit true I didn't know the term "respect" or the practice as a child,I definitely still felt an amount of respect towards people just as I do now. As far as reasoning goes, I was aware. The thing is as children, we view the world differently. It is up to the parents to teach the child the reality of living through communication. If you spank a child and then explain to him why you did so, he may stop for the time being. This is because he/she is afraid of being struck again by someone he/she thought they could trust and know they would never harm them mentally OR physically, not because they know what they did is wrong.
I try to refrain from using public restrooms as much as possible, but if so, I always make sure those sanitary toilet seat cover things are available.
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You're doing it wrong.
The word here is "can", not "will". I think the down voters are misunderstanding the post.
Unless you are a wingman for your friend who is a midget.
Unless you are in Texas where the weather doesn't have limits. :\
Pretty sure that guy was Alaskan.
I see dots on the i's and under the question mark.