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The Spanking Controversy

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The Spanking Controversy

Postby Jerlene » August 4th, 2012, 11:11 pm

When do you think it is okay for parents to spank their children? Do you spank your children or have you ever spanked your children?

I personally am against it 100%.


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Re: The Spanking Controversy

Postby MikePryor » August 5th, 2012, 3:51 pm

I think that some spanking is necessary in situations where talking, raising your voice, time outs, and other punishments are ineffective. I do not believe in brutally beating a child or striking a child out of anger, but a spanking may prove necessary to keep some children in line. I'd rather give my child a spanking than let the world spank them!

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Re: The Spanking Controversy

Postby angie828 » August 5th, 2012, 6:30 pm

There is a difference between spanking and abusing your child. I was spanked as a child and I turned out fine. I was not beat though. Beating a child is not right.

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Re: The Spanking Controversy

Postby khulbe » August 6th, 2012, 4:13 am

I hate beating a child. Even my parents never strike me. However they used to speak in high volume as an abuse. But never beat me.

I think beating a child is not a right solution.

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Re: The Spanking Controversy

Postby Love » August 7th, 2012, 5:17 pm

MikePryor wrote:I think that some spanking is necessary in situations where talking, raising your voice, time outs, and other punishments are ineffective. I do not believe in brutally beating a child or striking a child out of anger, but a spanking may prove necessary to keep some children in line. I'd rather give my child a spanking than let the world spank them!


I agree with this completely. I was spanked as a kid and I felt very loved because of that. There's just something about parents correcting you that makes you feel safe and protected.

That's just how I saw it at my early age. I came from a very loving family, and after a spanking I would receive a very thoughtful letter from my father explaining everything; why I was spanked, and the lesson he'd want me to learn from it.
I kept all those letters, and now that my father's passed away I had those letters framed because they touch my heart. It's a good reminder of the bond and love that I experienced growing up.

To spank a child is never to hurt the child. You spank a child to correct the child, because you love the child.

However, now that I am a parent myself, I never spank my kids. ;) It's ironic that I don't practice what I preach, but I've never found enough reason to. I am blessed with a very obedient and responsible girl, so I also agree that sometimes spanking is unnecessary.

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Re: The Spanking Controversy

Postby timajdad » September 5th, 2012, 3:03 pm

The law does not state that you can't spank your kids, it states you can't abuse your child. Abuse is spanking a child with anything other than a open plam, across the bottom, thru there clothes and you can't leave welps. I do bleive "if you spare the rod, you spoil the child", with saing that I have spanked my two kids ages 7 and 8 proably twice in there life. The hope is that parents discipline ther kids so no one else has to.

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