How do you feel about spanking?

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Some mothers are for it, other's have their opinions against it. How do you feel about it???

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Anna - posted on 11/15/2011

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In my house, I feel spanking works as a last resort and never out of angry either. I always give them fair warning ahead of time if they choose to ignore it then Mommys paddle comes out..

Robyn - posted on 08/26/2011

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I spank my children. When they need it. It is not the only form of discipline my husband and I use, but sometimes a good swat on the bottom is needed. I don't believe in using objects to spank with, as in belts/paddles. No judgement here though. Only you know what works for your child, as long as it doesn't carry over into abuse.

Ruth - posted on 03/04/2011

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you are so right, sara! especially in teenage years spanking is important to maintain discipline!

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I was spanked as long as my parents were supporting me. It was used along with groundings but really the bare bottom spanking was lesson enough to get the point across. If firm discipline is not given early and consistently then really there is no discipline provided. When kids are given the impression they are beyond the age of discipline then the parent had abducated the role of parent and that control is lost forever.

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If I had given that option even when I was 15 or 16 I would have chosen a spanking any time! But propably that is why I never got to choose.

Sara - posted on 05/03/2010

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I was spanked all the way through high school....actually was given the option of spanking or grounding....I picked spanking to "get my lesson over"

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I did spank my older girl a while ago, but it is getting more difficult since she is a young lady now at least by outer appearance. So I don't know how long I will continue. What do you think is the right age to stop?

Michelle - posted on 05/03/2010

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Hi Gerta, do you spank both of your daughters? Or do you believe that your oldest is now too old to spank?

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I very much agree with Sara. However politically incorrect spanking may be these days, I am convinced that it is a good method of disciplining a child between the ages of 3 and 12. I have been on both sides. It worked for me, and it worked for my girls as well, even though none of us enjoyed having a sore bottom.

Sara - posted on 04/19/2010

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I was spanked growing up and feel it is a very effective tool. I will spank as well. One thing I notice with many parents/kids these days is there is no fear/respect from the kid to the parent. Parents allow themselves to be suckered in to trying to be best friends and such and fear what the public would say regarding putting their hands on their own kids. There should be no issue with a responsible parent turning the backside of an unruly child a nice shade of red.

Amanda - posted on 10/05/2009

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I am for spanking-- but do not believe that it is the solution to everything. We spank our daughter for dangerous things-- like she keeps reaching for electric outlets. I will "spank" or smack her hand. Same thing when she repeatedly tries to go for a danger item- something hot. But we use other methods of discipline s well.. she will have time outs I take toys away. Ironically my daughter doesnot get told no often- Only when she is disobeying.. and we don't yell... We use no in its proper place so when we sya no ma'am she knows she needs to acknowledge us. Normally just saying no ma'am will makeher stop and she will cry and come give us a kiss... It breaks her lil heart to be in trouble.

Samantha - posted on 09/13/2009

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I believe spanking has it's place! But only if done with restraint! I only spank my child on her bottom and not hard enough to leave a mark, just to make a noise and mainly give her a fright. There are time when I do hit too hard and feel awful afterwards, but it's rarely happens.

I use the "time out" system as well and believe it works very well

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