THIS SPANKING THING REALLY IRKS ME..... MAYBE YOU DONT BELIEVE IN IT BUT HOW ARE YOU GOING TO TELL A PARENT WHO MIGHT THAT IT IS ABUSIVE? I HAD A FRIEND THAT WORKS FOR CYS. IT IS NOT ABUSE UNLESS YOU LEAVE BRUISES OR WELTS. HURT FEELINGS WHICH IS ALL YOU ARE DOING WHEN YOU SPANK IS NOT ABUSIVE.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Feb. 15, 2011 in General Parenting
I think people who don't discipline their children are the lazy ones. And time outs DID hurt my son. Taking their things away from them? How is THAT helpful when they don't even really understand that until much later in life. A swat on the behind is effective AND takes A LOT of patience and thought and energy. It's no where near being lazy.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 8:49 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:14 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
I get sick of that crap also. I was just on another post about it, lol. I will tell anyone that I have no problem tapping my kids behinds when they get out of line. This works for my family, don't really give a crap what other families do.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 8:11 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Well my children aren't afraid of me so NEXT!
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 8:12 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by ILoveCade at 8:14 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by justalady774 at 8:16 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by Bethsunshine at 8:19 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Answer by Bethsunshine at 8:20 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Everything is abuse! And I swear I spend too much time on here, lol. The same people I've noticed bashing spanking ALL the time are the SAME ones posting that their kids are out of control and have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO! Sorry, I don't have that problem.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 8:21 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
no, anon. you're right. i didn't get spankings when i was little. i got beatings. with a belt or the buckle. did it ruin my life? no, but it did make me a better parent because i refuse to beat my children. spanking is one thing, beating is another. op, what you're talking about is i guess the difference between spanking and beating. there are actually laws that define what spanking is (as opposed to beating), so it's easier to differentiate between discipline and abuse. but personally i don't care if other people spank their kids.
Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:21 PM on Feb. 15, 2011
Next question overall
Did your partner go to your first ultrasound with you?