Maggie - posted on 06/21/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am a 25 year old mom who grew up with spankings, time outs in the corner, groundings, etc. Most of my friends or people I grew up with delt with the same. I find now a days parents are too "soft" on their children. Trying to be their friends, and hovering over their every move. Is it just me or has our generation of parents become too soft? Are we trying too hard to be their friend and not hard enough as their parent? I am all for trying to explain things to our children but sometimes a good old fashion spanking or time out is just what the doctor ordered (depending on the situation of course). Don't let what I am saying be confused with wildly hitting children, or abusing them, that is not what I am saying at all. What I am saying is, why have we been made to think that it is wrong? If it worked for our parents and we turned out ok, why is it "wrong" for us to do the same? I hate getting looks in the mall for smacking my childs fingers if she has done something wrong, when she had been worned three times,. It seems like we aren't allowed to hurt their feelings or make them realize they have done something wrong. Am I completely out of touch or just over thinking this?