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How often do you spank?

If you spank, how often? Everyday? More than once a day? Occasionally? How old are your children?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:08 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (10)
  • Not often. DD is a pretty good kid. Once a month if that. DD is 8.

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 8:10 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • maybe once a week. her dad is more for spanking than i am though. she is 3.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 8:11 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Mine are 7 & 10 and I'll say once every 4-5 mos. but only the youngest, the older one hasn't needed it for ...a yr. or more.

    When they were younger maybe once or twice a month.....again mostly the younger...he is an envelope pusher :)
    We only use spanking as a last resort.

    Answer by Nynne at 8:23 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Never.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 8:36 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • I don't spank but I will give him a little swat on his diapered behind every now and again. Obviously it doesn't hurt (it is no more than a playful swat would be) but he doesn't like it so he quits what he is doing.

    Answer by Smp315 at 8:42 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • once a week

    Answer by blue_glass_mama at 8:44 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Rarely. Usually less than once a day, but somedays more than others... I don't tend to schedule them!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:47 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • about once every day or two. Sounds bad, but all he needs is a light swat. He knows it's bad, and if he doesn't, he only gets told no! Then if he continues to do it REPEATEDLY, he gets a swat.

    He's only one, so no spanking spanking yet.

    Answer by MamaRae85 at 8:49 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • I have 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren. I do not spank. It doesn't teach what you want it to teach and if it did you wouldn't have to keep doing it. Spanking is brute punishment not discipline. It is NOT effective. Teach your child what they are doing wrong and guide them to do things right bc they have no clue what you are teaching them by hitting them. It's no different than a man hitting his wife to "teach" her. In our community spanking is a criminal offense.

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • My daughter is 14 and has never been spanked. We don't believe that hitting solves problems, so we never used hitting to solve problems.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:03 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

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