Mia - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )
I've read up on discipline a lot since having my son Isaac (now 17 months). Read some christian and non christian material, and have studied the common verses in the bible that refer to discipline (i.e the ones from the book of proverbs). So far my mind is made up against spanking. I'm wondering if I'm the only one that has looked into this issue from a christian point of view and still been able to feel like spanking is not the right thing to do?
I have a lot of thoughts on this subject that lead me to say I'm against it, but might not have time to put them up, but still want to put the thought out there and see what others say.
Just a quick thought to get started, I've read some post on here about spanking and how people think its okay to spank and that's fine, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but i don't get the logic behind spanking your child and then telling them "I love you very much." I don't get how you could smack someone out of love. I remember getting smacked by my own parents who would then say that they are doing this "because we love you". I always remember feeling like "if you love me, why are you hitting me?" It never made sense to me back then and still doesn't now.