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Have you ever spanked your child in public?

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Asked by nybor48 at 5:52 PM on Jun. 7, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Yes. I don't care if people look at me crazy. I will not be the mom doing nothing while my kid is throwing a tantrum over M&M's.

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 5:53 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • No I have never spanked them at all. I look down on those who do since I do not punish my kids that way I do not appreciate my children being exposed to such violence.

    Answer by gemgem at 5:55 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • No , I only ever spanked in the privaqcy of our own home

    Answer by janet116 at 5:59 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • No but just because im worried some crazy over bearing mom will go get a security.guard or something and over exaggerate.the situation

    Answer by thangelbabybug at 6:04 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • also no!

    Answer by Pheen5 at 6:05 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • No

    Answer by Cynthia525 at 6:57 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • yes. i'm not going to allow my child to think they can get away with whatever they want just because we're in public. and you look down on us? i cant speak for everyone but i dont look down on you for letting your kids get away acting like a brat, why should you look down on us because we dont allow our kids to?

    Answer by 2breath2live at 7:01 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • No, there are ways to discipline children without using violence and yes, spanking is violence! People say it doesn't work, my family is living proof it does work. I didn't spank my kids and they listen plus they are very well behaved! What do we do when adults misbehave? Do we hit them and whats the consequences if we do... we get arrested for violence! Well, children can't do a thing when an adult lays a hand on them, they're helpless, plus they grow up believing violence is the way you deal with bad behavior. When I see it being done in public, it makes me sick! I just hope who ever does it , makes the mistake and does it in front of the wrong person at the wrong time and it bites them in the ass!


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:22 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • No, but I don't spank them in private either.

    Answer by MeandMyBabes at 7:52 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • Havent had my baby just yet..but I dont think I will do something like that in public..hopefully I wont have too..but hey ya never know.

    Answer by MissyNewMama at 9:57 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

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