I've heard this said time and again and a few times on my post earlier this morning about spare the rod spoil the child.
To me, the only difference I can see is that beating leaves physical marks- the emotional, & mental bruising are the same in a beating and a spanking IMO. Both are scare tactics, both are done out of anger and frustration- do YOU smile happily while spanking your child or speak in a calm voice explaining what they did wrong while hitting them on the hands or butt? I didn't think so.
Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 5:24 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
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Answer by ss_mom at 3:46 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
Um excuse me but you don't witness all of us spanking our children. A SPANKING is not out of control, it is not going "off" on your child. The main thing I think is, it's none of anyones business period. I spank, was spanked. My children are not afraid of me. I do not go "off" on them. No I don't smile at them while I spank them but I certainly am not angry and hitting my child out of that anger. Maybe you should know a little more about what your talking about BEFORE stating that all spankers are the same.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 4:51 AM on Apr. 3, 2011