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How old is too old to spank?

I just spanked my daughter a while ago because she hit lil j because he kept going in to her room. She called her father and he asked me why I spanked her and then he had the nerve to tell me she may be to old to get spanked. Mind you, my daughter is over 100 lbs and 4'8. Just wondering what do you think is the appropriate age to cease spanking. Opinions!!

 
diamondmamma

Asked by diamondmamma at 4:44 PM on Apr. 16, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • I got my last spanking at 16 I still remember it to this day. I didn't get them from like 5 until 16 but I crossed the line & when I got 'grounded' I walked out saying 'words can't keep me here' & my mom yoinked me in the house & said 'but a broken butt will' and wailed on me. My mom says 'your never to old to get spanked' but we never really got any unless we did something REALLY bad
    theheartbaby

    Answer by theheartbaby at 4:49 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • What is her exact age?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • IMO, age 6. After that i will start grounding them and taking stuff away.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Im sorry she's 8
    diamondmamma

    Answer by diamondmamma at 4:46 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Oh, ok..I'm not going to answer because I don't spank my child.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:47 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • I should have said to those who spank their kids
    diamondmamma

    Answer by diamondmamma at 4:47 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • My oldest is 7 and is reaching the age I very rarely spank him. There are other ways to talk to him now, punishments are different. I'm expecting by 8 he'll no longer be spanked at all.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 4:47 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • 8?? noway shes not to old
    dezeray27

    Answer by dezeray27 at 4:48 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • We spank our oldest if needed, we also take away his things too like toys, tv, games but he is almost 5. Not sure when a child is too old. But if you are teaching a child not to hit I don't think spanking will teach them not to hit because...it's hitting.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • lol my last spanking was when I was 16 also. I sneaked a short skirt off to school and my ex boyfriend called his mom and his mom called my mom and she had the belt waiting for me as soon as I got off that school bus.
    diamondmamma

    Answer by diamondmamma at 4:51 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

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