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How many of you spank?

Just an "I do" or an "I don't" answer debate.


Asked by mrsbrittbishop at 2:26 PM on Jun. 26, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (21)
  • I will smack their hand when they do things they know they shouldn't, or right now my son likes to push his little sister in the face, so he will get a little swat on his bottom. He does time outs, and that hasn't worked with the pushing, and the swats have. It isn't the punishment of choice for us, but when it's a last resort and everything else has failed.... Bash if you want, but you punish your child and I will mine...

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 2:45 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • My kids are 17 and 12, so obviously NO spanking them lol. They wish that's all I would do lol. But when they were little, they knew what a swat on the bum was

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 2:40 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Our DS is not old enough for that yet.
    But one he is, yes, we will spank, when needed.

    Answer by ShantelRenee at 2:59 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Sorry my dear but I can bet you will get more than the I DO or I DONT. I will go ahead and start that trend off lol. I was spanked growing up with a paddle...I might spank but with my hand, there are other methods to use. To each their own and some kids are relentless lol

    Answer by MissyNewMama at 2:28 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • I spank only for very specific actions that would otherwise end up with someone hurt or running out into the street, sticking forks in light bulbs, climbing on top of the fridge to get into the cookie jar, etc (if you don't have an adventurous child that thinks "no" is a challenge, moves at the speed of lightning and is planning for an eventual career as James Bond, then you wouldn't understand).

    Answer by thalassa at 2:35 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • I don't. I was hit a lot growing up and I will not pass that on to my kids.

    Answer by knittymom4 at 2:35 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Yes we do on occasion.

    Answer by Melbornj at 3:20 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • I do!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:23 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • I don't.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:28 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • only as needed.

    Answer by CarrieR62 at 2:32 PM on Jun. 26, 2011