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Is corporal punishment accepted widely nowdays?

i was wondering because in california it is almost illegal to spank a child with hand or belt!

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rach.s92

Asked by rach.s92 at 5:53 PM on Jun. 22, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • No, as a society we're kind of working past it.
    Dr.Donna

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 5:56 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • We've found better and more effective things.
    kit_manson

    Answer by kit_manson at 6:53 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • In this area, corporal punishment is still widely accepted. In fact, if you're letting your child get away with bloody murder in public, someone will likely tell you the child needs spanked.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 7:06 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • its accepted here in Texas, but honestly, if it is what works the best for my child then thats what its gonna be. right now, we do spank but as my ds(3.5yrs) gets older, we will also be using time outs and alternative punishments. we started spanking him on the hands when he started to not listen once he knew what "no" and "dont touch" was.
    dreamangel06

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 9:16 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • Spanking with the hand is in our area..spanking with an object like a belt is not
    devsmom98

    Answer by devsmom98 at 10:55 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

  • i know its accepted in texas, because that is where i am from. i love it! lol. but california is really weird and if you are caught spanking your child in public, then cps will be called. and sometimes, in rare cases, your child will be taken for a month while you attend child abuse classes and pay fines and crap. If you put a kid in time out, then the minutes cant exceed the age. my mom put us kids in time out for much longer than our age. at 3, three minutes is a big deal. lol. it actually hurts the child to be still and quiet for that long. But at 9 or ten, minutes no longer are effective. Spanking mildly at a young age and not severely but to make your point should be just fine.
    rach.s92

    Comment by rach.s92 (original poster) at 12:35 PM on Jun. 24, 2011

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