Seems like the majority of moms on cafemom believe that if you DON'T spank your child, then they are sassy brats who talk back, don't listen to their parents, etc. Is spanking the ingrediant to producing well-behaved children??
Asked by Anonymous at 12:42 PM on Oct. 4, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Gailll at 12:51 PM on Oct. 4, 2009
Proverbs 22:15: "Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him."
Proverbs 23:13-14: "Withold not discipline from the child, for if you strike and punish him with the (reed-like) rod, he will not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell."
Answer by Vero0724 at 1:01 PM on Oct. 4, 2009
Answer by piwife at 1:22 PM on Oct. 4, 2009
I have taught many parents this same thing: that if you don't want to spank you don't have to. There are less frustrating and more rewarding ways to correct behavior. And that is what it is all about. Spanking is a punishment. Not a discipline. Discipline is your parenting philosophy. When you are in college you choose your "discipline" of study. So choose your parenting discipline and know how you are in ALL aspects of parenting. Not just punishment. My world view or discipline on parenting is a blend of Love and Logic, attachment, filial, and Montessori philosophies. Punishment is consistent with my discipline or view as a parent. And every time I go out, I do mean every single time I bring my child into public, I get comments on how well behaved he is. Since
Answer by frogdawg at 1:27 PM on Oct. 4, 2009
Answer by frogdawg at 1:30 PM on Oct. 4, 2009
Answer by emnasmom at 1:43 PM on Oct. 4, 2009