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Should spanking be done over the knee?

Should spanking be done over the knee? It worked when we were younger, but does anyone still do it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:25 PM on Oct. 21, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • I was taught that if you are spanking correctly to sit down, (calmly) take the child over the knee, and admininister the spanking. That way you are in control of them (holding them) and they don't get injured by being held by the arm or getting hit elsewhere. Again, calmly not in anger. Bring on the flames.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • I would never spank my child. Period. To each her own, though.

    Answer by StarLee at 7:42 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • I only spank my kids as a last resort, when nothing else works. And I don't think I've ever done it over the knee. When I spank, it's just a smack or two on the bottom.

    Answer by amydh at 7:44 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

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