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I Wonder If You Think Spanking Children Is Wrong

Corporal punishment and spanking 236 People

    Look At It Logically

    Childen are people and so whats good for one class of people is good for the next. If spanking were beneficial then when a cop pulled you over for speeding he would simply beat the **** out of you and unless you live in the USA and your black you know that does not happen...
    Godfree110158 Godfree110158 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 3, 2011

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    So Wrong

    Smacking children is wrong , what sort of person believes being violent towards a child is right . Smacking is what lazy parents do , they usually aren't too bright either . They hit their kids to relieve their anger and nothing more . They could come up with better, less abusive...
    certifiable certifiable 70+, F 6 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    A Recent Study

    The following is taken from an article in Time by Alice Park;   Disciplining young children is one of the key jobs of any parent — most people would have no trouble agreeing with that. But whether or not that discipline should include spanking or other forms of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    I Was...

    spanked as a child. It always used to hurt. However, i think it is ok untill a certain age. But i think that their are other options you could use. I guess that i am 50/50
    keikobabe92 keikobabe92 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    Not At All

    A good smack on the butt will get their attention even in those times you can't reason with them. I would never agree to beating them though. I remember getting spanked once as a child. My sister, myself and 2 cousin in the room, something got broken, we wouldn't tell our Dad...
    RawRedhead RawRedhead 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    I Am Flabbaghasted At The Ammount Of People Who Think Physical Abuse Is Ok..

    I have been so disgusted and shocked at the ammount of people that think this is okay... all of you have been hit when you where younger and this only tells me that you think this is right because thats what you have been taught to think from your parents, this is all you have...
    tyco313 tyco313 22-25, M 37 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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    What Does Nature Teach Us About Discipline

    Ever watch the Super Nanny show? I have watched this program several times and every time I do, I say to my husband,"all those kids need is a nice spanking once in a while." " Who are these people trying to fool, sending a child who severely slaps and kicks his...
    machinegunmomma machinegunmomma 51-55, F 51 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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    Appropriate Spanking

    Spanking is an appropriate punishment, because it is both painful and embarrassing. Spanking should always be done with the hand only. Pants should be pulled down, if the offense is bad, and sometimes it is okay to pull down the underpants for something really. Generally, it...
    AEMILIVS AEMILIVS 26-30, M 8 Responses Nov 13, 2010

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    Depends

    I'm a young adult now. I grew up getting spanked with things from belts to race car tracks to extension chords and tree switches. A lot of people may say hitting your child is wrong, I believe that disciplining your child physically can help get the message across - depending on...
    HelpMeDream HelpMeDream 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    I Was Not A Spanked Child, But I Mostly Wish I Was!!!

    as the spanking would of left no emotional bearing on me where as the verbal punishment was hard and stuck with me. i was frightened of raised voices and hated when my mom started getting angry as i hated the big angry face and pointy finger looking down on me and scaring the...
    June30 June30 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    My Humble Opinion.

      When it comes to discipline it’s so important that you stress that it’s the behavior that’s bad, not the child. “That was naughty” rather than “you are naughty” The latter can cause low self esteem and result in further bad...
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    Wooden Spoon...

    As long as you dont go industrial strength they are perfect across, they are strong enough to tell the kids whats what and weak enough they'll break before anything bad happens. I had some broken over me and i think i'm a better person because of it.
    yedmeipa yedmeipa 22-25 20 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    Not Every Child Needs One

    I am going to get so MANY people who will disagree with my POV, but here goes. I DO think spanking is wrong. Because not every child needs one, and even among siblings, you can't tell who can take one and who can't. Some kids will burst into tears when a spanking is even...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 15, 2013

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    ..I Believe!!

    A spanking is nothing!   It is when the spanking turns to something more hurtful or violent!   My dad spanked me,but I deserved it!...I also felt the cane at school! I deserved it!.....Life is still the same in the naughties as was in the 60's ...It should still...
    mzdivine mzdivine 56-60 7 Responses May 16, 2009

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    I Was A Strong Believer Of Spanking When I Got It Myself, But Not Any More!

    I got my share of spankings growing up, they were not abusive, nor any beatings. I had good relationship with parents and I consider being loved (some friends and relatives of mine consider that I was also a spoilt brat who just happened to live in a conservative and old-school...
    Markus2 Markus2 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    Waiting For Agh To Title This

    ... using common sense and judgement is significant in this situ... but you never know when a child is going to be naughty or spontaneous in a way that is deemed naughty by the adult. I really do think it natural to smack children but not all the time of everyday, nor a couple...
    kyle4play kyle4play 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    Does It Make Sense?

    Does it make sense to hit a kid to teach him not to hit other kids? Does it make sense to bite a kid to teach him not to bite? ~~~~~~~~ That said. I once told a 10 year old who gave his little brother a bloody nose or shoved him out of a tree every day, "The next time...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 21 Responses May 14, 2009

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    What's Wrong With It?

    I really don't see what the big deal is about spanking? It seems many, many people were spanked as kids! I got them all the time, pants down on my bare butt! I suffered no ill effects from them! Spanking has worked on naughty girls and boys for 100's of years! If not abusive...
    jrt1 jrt1 36-40, M 7 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    You Know What Shocks Me?

     When in their defense people say "I only smacked them when they were too young to understand words...I would never smack a child over five" A child starts understanding what you are saying long before they even attempt to speak, and they recognize and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 12, 2009

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    May God Lead Each Person To Do What's Best For Their Own Family....

    As a mother, who came from a family who will spank their child if need calls for it, want to say that for the most part I agree with you. But I do believe that discipline (key word) sometimes may include spanking your child, when it is done out of love for the child's best...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    Depends

    If each person (and therefore kid) is different, it stands to reason that different kids respond well to different forms of discipline.  I was spanked as a child, and it didn't do anything but teach me to be afraid of my dad.  On the other hand, some kids do really well...
    Geode Geode 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    Any Man Who Hits A Helpless Child...

    Is a coward and a ******.End of story.
    AngieHolbrook AngieHolbrook 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2012

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    My Sick Pervrt Father Will Never Hit Me Again

    just thought i'd share my good news with all of you pro-spanking 'advocates" out there. child services have placed me with my grandparents and my sick pervrt father will never lay a hand on me again. if he even comes within a 100 feet of me he'll be arrested. i hope he tries it...
    AngieHolbrook AngieHolbrook 18-21, F Aug 19, 2011

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    It Didn't Hurt Us

    There is a big difference between "spanking" a child and "beating" a child. Any competent person can see that. A parent should first lead by example. He should be respectful, tolerant and well-mannered. It is important to be patient with children. No loving...
    TheWatchers TheWatchers 31-35 23 Responses May 14, 2009

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    Immoral

    I hate when parents hit or spank their children. There's no point to it and it doesn't prove anything to the child. Spanking your kid(s) shows your child that using violence is the correct way to respond to an incident in your life. Punishing your kid from something they really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    Another Question For All Those Pro-spanking "Advocates" Out There

    why didnt Sweden degenerate into complete anarchy after they outlawed spanking in 1979? Swedns crime rate is much lower than US statistics show that hitting helpless kids doesn't benefit society you sick preverts
    AngieHolbrook AngieHolbrook 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    Say What You Want But...

    I used to work in a nursery. It was my first job and I was in high school- I had the duty of taking care of about 4 toddlers, two five year olds and two babies. I learned really quickly what the most effective form of punishment was. And it, my friends, is spanking. You can...
    Konrad Konrad 22-25, M 83 Responses May 12, 2009

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    It Is So Wrong

    Ok so like one of my best frriends has really strict perents and one time while i was over there she got the belt.JUST FOR SAYIN ONE LITTLE SWERE WORD !!!It was so stupid how her dad just over reacted like that then when i got home i literarly cried like seriously knowing my...
    RainbowUnicorn1997 RainbowUnicorn1997 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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    Yes, It Is Wrong

    I don't think it's right to spank children, but I would never tell someone how to discipline their kid.  And even though I think it's wrong I sometimes do it anyway, and then I feel like crap because I know spanking is not about the child's best interest; it's about the...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 37 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    My Story

    I'm writing this simply so i can collect the words within my head before i reveal this story to a certain someone. I want to make it absolutely clear that although i do appreciate comments, i am not after sympathy. I am simply sharing my view as to why i think spanking a child is...
    Kitty3030 Kitty3030 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    Wrong

    How can you even ask. Of course it's wrong. Their is no justification for harming a child and spanking one is harming them. If you think it's not your lying to yourself. It's pain caused by a larger person who has total control over you, what kind of demented human can justify...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 29, 2010

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    Spanking Works, I Know, I Got Some Really Good Ones.

    As I've just written in 'I was spanked as a kid', I was spanked the whole time that I was at school,even sixth form. The older I got the harder it got and thinking back only a couple of years to my last spanking I think it is absolutely the best punishment. Some of my...
    honeybee4 honeybee4 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Spanking Is A Bad Tool For The Lazy Or Ignorant Parent.

    A lot of people have been posting here about how they were spanked and they turned out fine. They believe in it, and argue for its effectiveness. It is effective, I'm sure, so would poking needles in the child when it is bad. That something works doesn't make it right. For...
    ihillway ihillway 31-35, M 19 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    Last Resort

    I do believe in spanking children, i always use it as a last resort when they are really naughty and shouting and punishment are not enough. Usually thankfully it doesnt often come to it, and my kids can tell by the tone of my voice just how angry i am and how far to push me. Its...
    Blondevixon Blondevixon 31-35, F 21 Responses Aug 20, 2008

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    How Can Anyone Advicate Spanking A Child?

    You are basically hitting someone who is defenseless and has no way to protect themselves.  Depending on the child's age they may not even understand why they are being hit or what they did wrong; children under 2 for example.  People that spank or slap babies should...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 24 Responses Oct 23, 2009

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    Needs a Good Spanking?

    As a foster carer, I am not allowed to smack the children but even if I had my own kids I would not smack them. As a child there was no shortage of spankings in our house and I definitely got my fair share as I was very naughty! We would wind my Mum up until she completely lost...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 18 Responses May 15, 2009

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    Hit Someone Your Own Size

    Not only does it not work, but it will cause the child to grow up to hate you.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 59 Responses May 12, 2009

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    Just My Humble Opinion

    I was spanked as a child. As a matter of fact I was spanked until I was 12 years old. I firmly believe that I have become a well rounded adult BECAUSE I was spanked. My younger brother and I were both spanked as children...
    MadamGypsy MadamGypsy 26-30, F 6 Responses May 15, 2009

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    Child Beaters Deserve To Rot In Hell.

    There's a special corner of hell reserved for this child-beating bastard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl9y3SIPt7o His wife's no better, she stood by, let it happen, and took part in it. Hope they both rot in hell - along with my parents.
    AngieHolbrook AngieHolbrook 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2011

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    Good Christian Education Without Or with Very Fiew Spanking

    My wife 38 years is a christian PAKISTANI ,she daughter of a pastoor in pakistan eldest 8 children.Her dad strike very fiew children, only with hands and always with the clothes. He prefere speak and explain good way .my wife elisabeth received only 2 spanking in her life, the...
    boeing707 boeing707 51-55, M Jul 17, 2012

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    It's Wrong, Dangerous And Insane!

    To begin with, why do so many of us automatically accept that children can and should be spanked BUT NOT ADULTS? How is it that we never question the stupid and cruel way kids are treated that, in most cultures, would not be tolerated for a second as adult treatment? When was...
    jimrich jimrich 70+, M 4 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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    .

    As I sat and went through getting to know my class, with their previous teacher, I wasn't too shocked to hear who was 'beaten' at home, and who wasn't. Unsurprisingly enough, the kids who caused the most 'problems', who lashed out the most, and who were always in 'trouble', were...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 13 Responses Aug 29, 2010

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    I Do Not - Believe In Any Form Of Hitting, Even For Punishment. It's Ridiculous :@

    m so tired of my partners parents hitting my daughter, they have a residential order on her (it's only temporary). It seems since they've had her in their care the power has gone to their heads. They're treating myself and my partner (their son) like crap, aswell as our daughter...
    alittlebitunsure alittlebitunsure 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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    Wrong In My Eyes

    Spanking children is wrong.  I don't believe anyone should spank kids.  Spanking takes lots of energy from the parents and the parent and child both get aggravated.  Hitting is not a solution or the answer cause the child doesn't learn from it and what they learn...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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    Hurting You Own Flesh And Blood

    this is my response in saying that spanking a child is nothing short of taking a base ball bat to an enmeies head. Why would a parent want to inflict bodiley harm to there own offspring? seesm to me that there is an anger issue that should ahve been addressed befoere they decided...
    redtailfree48 redtailfree48 46-50, M 25 Responses Jul 10, 2010

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    All Children Need A Spanking

    If you think back to those of you that can, in the 50s,60s and 70s, parents were not afraid to discipline their children. The majority of children back then were spanked when they disobeyed or misbehaved. Today parents want to be friends with their children and are afraid to...
    det123 det123 61-65, M 15 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    Contentious Issue

    Where I come from (New Zealand) spanking children is illegal. Personally, as a parent, I think it's PC bullshit gone mad and find it insulting to be told how to raise my own kids. Having said that, when I see parents whacking their kids without warning or explanation... it...
    BBWKiwimouse BBWKiwimouse 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    I Think Spanking Should Be Illegal

    Im nearly sixteen and my pervert father still takes my pants down and spanks me when he's in a bad mood. my mom just stands by and lets him do it so I think shes equally to blame. spanking is just another kind of domestic violence against someone who can't fight back. anyone who...
    AngieHolbrook AngieHolbrook 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2011

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    It Depends

    I do not have kids of my own but I often observe people with kids from strangers, to family members, to people I've babysat for. I understand people have very strong views and others don't, and I got to thinking about this the other day. Maybe there is no real across the board...
    winterrosa winterrosa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    Oh My, How to Decide

    Like I said before, I don’t know if it is the way or not, it worked for my generation.  I haven’t spanked any of mine because they never really gave me a reason to.    But I wonder; if there is no punishment, just talking and...
    LostInTyme LostInTyme 61-65, M 2 Responses May 13, 2009

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    Spanking Children Is Wrong According To My Experience

    Spanking seems to be more appropriate for adults in the bedroom. The sexual hook up, which is common in adults, tells me that sexuality is always implicated in the spanking of children; that there is always an unacceptable risk of sexual abuse, trauma and development problems...
    Btrue21self Btrue21self 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2011

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    How Would You Allow a Child to Get That Bad In the First Place?

    I think it's wrong that a parent allows a child to behave so badly in the first place that they think they deserve it
    deleted deleted 26-30 39 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    It's Simply Not Necessary Anymore

    There was a point historically where I can understand the mindset of people spanking.  My Dad's mother was spanked and spanking resolved the behavior in the short term so it was simply what she knew.  She wasn't being lazy, or trying to hurt him, it was the best method...
    Charos Charos 31-35, M 6 Responses Sep 2, 2008

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