... Just for the record, the "spare the rod, spoil the child" verse does not condone physical punishment. This is so misunderstood. This verse refers to the shepherds who would tend their sheep with a rod. They used the rod to guide their sheep, not hit them with it if they strayed out of line!
I'm all for discipline and teaching children the right way to behave. I just wish... (123 replies)
... my response is 'Well, the spanking will help you not to forget next time!' If you do this and stick with it, you won't have to yell and scream. ... (123 replies)
... hildren are not behaved..these children will learn eventually..they wont grow up hard tickets...some do..mind u...but kids r kids...if u believe that yelling and spanking a child is beneficial to them..its not... ... (123 replies)
... when I did, it was one swat on the bare bum... ... (123 replies)
... eve my daughter listens to me real well. Wont listen to grandma. In fact grandmother lectures me about spanking. But if it is effective disapline and your only spanking the bum with your bare hands, I personally do not see the problem here. ... (123 replies)
... To answer your question, MI, I don't take his diaper off and spank his bare butt. However, I do administer the smack just below the diaper. On the fleshy part of the upper thigh right where the bottom meets it. ... (123 replies)
... I agree with spanking.I also agree that it is a stress reliever for parents. Here is why. I agree that spanking is very effective. At a certain age...about 2. ... (123 replies)
... Please reread what the posters question was (above) and stay on that topic.
This thread is not a debate on whether to spank or not.
Moderator BAC (123 replies)
... yes it is our job to teach them wrong from right and no i never suggested letting them get away with whatever they want. i have worked with many children in my time and can agree that some punishments do not work for some children but there is always another way other than hitting. let me ask one question. If your kitten was doing something wrong or you were looking after an... (123 replies)
... eed to put my two cents in here. I do not agree with spanking. I feel that it is the same thing as hitting a child. What is the difference if you hit them on the bum or the face or the arm? ... (123 replies)
... On that note, i also do not consider spanking the same as hitting. Spanking is a form of punishment, and if done correctly, should not truly inflict pain. ... (123 replies)
... s is nothing wrong with a good spanking on the bare butt. ... (123 replies)
... Sadly yesterday we had to spank all 3 of our kids due to theft from my wifes purse which was found in the twins bedroom,the twins blamed each other and the youngest,the youngest said it wasnt him and blamed the twins saying it was in there bedroom
we decided to ground them all for 1 week but told them if the one who took it owned up we would listen to the reason why before... (123 replies)
... e hand why it is gonna happen.My kids also do not feel they have been treated wrongly they realize when they break the rules they will be punished wether it be a spanking or some other way but there will be conseqeunces.They also know they are very loved and I am here for all their needs. ... (123 replies)
... hey fifi
sounds like you have very well behaved kids thats wonderful.I have good kids also,although I will spank their bottoms if I feel its warrented which is also rarely.I do no believe it is has effected my kids in a negative way whatsoever.Spanking is far from the only discipline my hubby and I use.I tend to get pretty creative with discipline and sometimes yes other... (123 replies)
... e use as discipline for their own children,as long as it is not abuse.I fail to see why some other's would not feel this same way.Of course i realize some feel a spanking is abuse, that nobody can change.I just think good parents try their best and do what they believe to be the right thing for each situation. ... (123 replies)
... I have always thought that the phrase "spare the rod and spoil the child" was an instruction! That you should spare the rod (no spanking) and spoil your child (with kindness). Guess I was wrong.
That being said, I managed to raise two children without ever once hitting either of them. My mother-in-law (who didn't like me from the get-go) actually said to a mutual... (123 replies)
... as spanked as a child also. He's actually the one that brought it up one day. He was asking me how I planned on punishing my son. If verbal isn't enough, then spanking is next in line, plain and simple. IMO there is nothing wrong with spanking. ... (123 replies)
... :wave: Hi, just wanted to give my view on a subject that seems to have got to a heated stage where we seem to be disagreeing with each others view instead of accepting some people have a different way of dealing with discipline problems,i myself agree with a spanking policy for all act of naughtiness,im not saying im right and im not saying if you dont spank that your wrong id... (123 replies)
... d 'abuse' has come up soooo many times it really begins to hurt.And THAT is what I am defending. I'm not defending my right to spank. I'm defending the fact that spanking is not abuse and that I am not an abuser because I choose this method.I do believe whole heartedly in my choices. ... (91 replies)