Do you believe in physical punishment?

Patrice - posted on 01/29/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Do you believe in physical punishment?

Yes 12% (56 votes)

No 28% (129 votes)

It depends on the action done 45% (207 votes)

It depends on the child's age 15% (67 votes)

459 Total Votes

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Melanie - posted on 03/29/2010

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I think that it depends on the child's action, and how old the child is. If the child is old enought o know better, then it might be considered depending on what they did. There is a line between abuse and punishment, and it isn't very thick. You have to be careful not to cross that line. My parents used belts and wooden paddles on me, but I would never dream of doing that with my child. I think that a hand on the bottom every now and then is suffice.

Uzanne - posted on 02/02/2010

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it really depends on the action being done & the child's age. my boy is almost 18 months & sometimes we do use physical punishment with him like hit him on his hands or bum. when he is throwing one of his tantrums he will hit you so then we hit back. but now i count till 3 and will say to him i am only counting till 3 then there's trouble, we sometimes count to 2 only when he gets away from whatever he is not sopose to do or be. but he also tries his luck uptil 3. but you have to act on what your are saying you are going to do.

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