Never got a choice, it was always a spanking. It got it over with, I suppose.
My mum was very much against striking children, and before you get 'modern parenting techniques are stoopid' or 'pc gone mad' this was back in the 50s and 60s when she had us lot. Something i and my entire 3 generations of relatives agree on. Violence is a last resort and never directed at children.
That's quite admirable.
Usually just mums disapproval or disappointment was enough for us to be contrite but if punishment was called for then we had loss of priveleges or were kept indoors. worked just fine and so to for all the later kids. She was a good example.
Nope. Usually got both.
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Nope, I got spanked, then I had to stand in the corner on my knees.
Depends on what I did. A couple hours maybe.
No. I just got spanked.
I suffered almost no punishment, lazy parents. I was forced to discipline myself and as a result I've become ten times the human my parents are. Because all they'll ever know is the programming drilled into them from birth.
Nope, their choice. Although after about age 11, no more spankings. Either grounding or having privileges taken away (no tv, no telephone, eventually no car, etc.).
Nope sometimes I got both, that happened when I really got myself into trouble...
No .. parents need to decide the best "punishment" for their kids and just follow through with it. Sounds to me if someone is giving kids a choice, they're indecisive or unsure of their parenting skills.
But if someone is old enough to be grounded, they're too old to be spanked anyway.
didn't matter, I would ask for one, and end up getting them both
Yep, and I took the spanking (more like beating).. I remember my father telling shortly afterwards how proud he was of me for manning up.
Hmmmm. Only a handful of times. It was usually that my punishment was already decided. Spanking or losing a privelage.
I usually got BOTH!
No :) My dad doesn't spank me - it's morralyl incorrect! But if he sais to me that I have to choose, I will choose to be grounded.
I never had a choice. Even if I didn't do something wrong and it was my brother's fault, or another kid's fault, I was always the one to be beaten, no questions asked.
making you choose between two nasty things is demented.
Lol my parents? Giving me a choice? I was a kid and kids do what they're told or they got the belt or the rubber slippers. Simple. It worked. If I have a kid, I'd have a similar parenting style. "I'm the parent and I do my job of loving you, feeding, and clothing you and more so you say 'thank you' and do your part to be a good child or face the consequences of what happens when you ruin your relationship with the one person in the world who works hard to do what's best for you and give you a good future."
Nah I always got both.
The mere thought of disappointing my Mom, single parent household, was worse than getting a spanking, in my mind. As infrequent and painful as they were, I preferred a bare bottom spanking as opposed to the guilt of letting my Mom down. And, the punishment was swift and conclusive. A minute or so across her knees was way better than the days it would take for me to forget anything that I may have done to let her down.