A Lot As A Child

I was often smacked by my parents (especially my mother) as I was growing up, as were my sisters. But there was nothing unusual about this as at the time smacking was a very typical punishment for children and I would say that most children were smacked in some way when they misbehaved both at home and in school.

At home my mother would usually take my trousers and underwear down and smack my bare bottom with either her hand, or a slipper or hairbrush depending upon what I had done wrong. My sisters were punished in a similar way although my older sister would often by smacked over her knickers rather than on the bare. I don't know why this was but assume that it had something to do with the fact that we were usually smacked in front of each other and my mother persumably felt that it was inappropriate to smack her in front of me this way (although it did happen on occasions especially when we were all punished together so I really don't know).

My mother didn't seem to care too much about who was around at the time either which led to some very embarrassing smackings in front of extended family members and even friends at times.

We all had our fair share of public smackings growing up too from the odd smack to our covered bottoms to full on pants down smackings in changing rooms, etc., although again this was not uncommon for the time.

I was also punished this way at school on occasion too and witnessed many other children being smacked/slippered there too, again it was just the way that things were done at the time.

Would be happy to share memories/experiences with anyone who had a similar upbringing.
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3 Responses Jan 12, 2013

yes i was spank alot also growning up an like you mom would htink nothin gof smacking my bottom outside either in changing room walking though store if real bad changing room bare bottom spanking,not to mention all the spankings at home in front of who ever was around mom didnt care much,i went to catholic schools an i was spank many times in school also

Don't like these memories at all.. We were smacked silly as kids, and yes.. many kids were... but not all. So I knew there was a different, better way. I really resented being smacked, and felt it interfered with my sense of self and made me into a rebel for quite a while.. I had to separate myself from my parents at some point, draw a line in the sand in order to live without their influence. When I came back, I told them the new rules of how to treat and address me. Over the years, they stated they learnt through this experience with me...
I do believe there needs to be a small significant element of fear from transgressing on law, and kindly instilling respect in children, it's a fine line though and everyone needs to get some education about it in health classes during the school years, after all, our evolution is a cerebral matter primarily, we have created certain rules to live by, 'sparing your rod' has evolved and that makes me smile :)

My mother was on-the-spot when the spanking discipline was called for. She raised four children and we all got our share. Today, all of us are respectable,respective adults with a healthy attitude toward honesty.