Jenifer - posted on 05/21/2010 ( 103 moms have responded )
Why has society frowned upon spanking your child? The psychologists say you should reason with your child, but how are you supposed to reason with a child? They are too young and not quite developed enough yet to see and understand reason. Many of us were spanked as children and turned out just fine. Is not spanking your child the reason why children and teens are more rude, disrespectful and no longer courteous to others than ever before?
I believe different punishments work on different children. I was a child that needed to be spanked because time-outs, yelling, grounding and taking things away didn't work on me. My brother's on the other hand, yelling worked well with one and taking things away worked for the other. Manual labor worked for my husband when he was a child. Why is spanking such a controversy?