So my DH grew up in a home full of boys and not a single girl!!! He was taught very well by his mother to NEVER hit a female... Now I also grew up with all brothers and NO sisters... My father was a spanker, to my brothers but never to me!
Well... now we have 2 children. 1 girl and 1 boy... my husband thinks that its okay to discipline my son with spanking and my daughter with time outs and such! But I on the other hand think that they should both get the same types of discipline... For example: if my daughter (who is 5) draws on the walls (which she would never do) and my son (who is 2) drew on the walls (which he has actually done before) they should both get punished the same! Not time out for one and a spanking for the other! What do you think? Do you give your children different punishments? Do you believe that you should spank the boys but not the girls? Just curious!
Answer by Alysia_Moore at 2:33 PM on May. 22, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 2:38 PM on May. 22, 2009
I think they should both be punished in the same manner, whether it's a spanking or time out.
Answer by cynprz at 2:38 PM on May. 22, 2009
That is wrong. Throw out the spanking & teach your child without hitting. Consider your goals in displining your children, to make them functioning members of society & keep the safe. Then consider what your punishments teach them. Hitting/Spanking children teaches them that hitting is ok under certain circumstances; if you are bigger & stronger or in a place of authority. If parents would stop thinking of parenting as keeping children in line & start thinking of it as teaching them how & why they should stay in line with societal norms, our kids would be much better off & so would our society.
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