Laura Zoey - posted on 08/07/2011 ( 65 moms have responded )
I don't understand why some moms spank,
I wonder, would you spanking moms be ok with other people spanking your child?
Teachers? Babysitters? Uncles? Grandmas? Cousins? Neighbors? Coaches? Lifeguards? Police officers? Librarians?
Would you spank someone else's kid?
If spanking is only a last resort when *nothing* else works then what should others do in those last resort situations?
Shouldn't your kid be manageable so that anyone can handle them? If you, the one who knows and loves them best, has to resort to physical punishment then how do you expect others to keep your kids safe and in line?
Why don't I spank? Because i Believe no living creature deserves to be physically 'abused, injured, punished, smacked, spanked, hit, etc' if they deserve physical punishment then they learn that sometimes they do bad enough to deserve being hit. As adults or teens this can lead to them thinking they are justified in hitting their boyfriend girlfriend classmate spouse pet etc if they feel they 'deserve' it. Or they could be victims of abuse thinking they deserve it.
Then where is the line drawn? Is it only ok to hit little kids?but not big kids? Not spouses? Not pets? Not elderly?
Even prisoners aren't spanked or physically hit.
Your kid can't be worse then the drug dealers rapists and murderers can they?
Of course not! your kids are good kids! they just mess up sometimes. And sometimes they do it on purpose to see the reaction, test the limits, or simply out of impulse. This makes them human, not bad.
I really think that No kid deserves to be hit.
So the question, if your kid 'needs' spankings sometimes, can other adults spank them?