Yes, We Spank Our Son! And It's Not Wrong!
My husband and I do believe in spanking, and yep, we do spank our 7 year old son. I never thought I believed in spanking, because I wasn't spanked as a child. I really can honestly say I was disobedient and I had the biggest attitude to my parents because of it. My son was about 3 when he got his first spanking, and it was because there was absolutely nothing else that was working for his terrible behavior. He was throwing mega tantrums and being very mean, hitting and even biting. It may be normal toddler behavior, but it had to be corrected. On the night of this first incident Cody threw his dinner plate across the dining room because he didn't want to do as he was told and eat his green beans (we didn't give him a lot, and he likes green beans) and he hit the dog with it. She was okay, but it startled her and it hurt, I'm sure! As I watched, kinda in shock, my husband stood up, pulled my son out of his booster seat, and stood him up. Cody was only wearing a pull up, which my husband pulled down to his knees. He then popped him open handed, not hard at all, 5 times. Cody was crying, but we had his attention. My husband told him to pull his pants up and stop crying, and daddy will tell him why he got a spanking. He told Cody he loves him, but when he is a bad boy he will get his pants pulled down and get a spanking on his bottom. After that, we have hardly ever had trouble with my sweet little man behaving. When his behavior is terrible and he really does deserve a spanking, he gets one, and yes, his pants are pulled down for it. My husband does most of the spanking, and now that my son is seven it's hardly ever required, because it's corrective, and it WORKS. He never gets popped more than 6 or 7 times, and it's always with my husband's hand, usually over his knee. It doesn't really severely hurt him, it's more of the embarrassment of his daddy pulling his pants down and having to spank him because he was bad.