Is it OK to spank your child on the face?

How do you feel about parents who decide not to spank on the bottom or hand, but on the child's face?

Not a slap or a punch, but a tap on the cheek, that would hurt no more or less than it would on their bottom?

(I do not do either, but am curious as to where some people draw their lines)

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on Feb. 26, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I don't think it is ever right to slap a child on the face... ever. I do spank my dd on the butt when need be, but I wouldn't ever touch her face... Sometimes you need to spank on the bottom, some parents dont do it while others do. We all have different types of parenting methods, and their is no need for bashing on anyone if they spank or not spank. I was raised with getting spankings and I am a well rounded women.. and I am sure that their are plenty that weren't spanked that are very wonderful women!
    ali_1107

    Answer by ali_1107 at 6:24 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • I personally think it's out of line. God made tushes to sit on and to cushion the spanking. Faces are for kissing.
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 6:24 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • a little tap to get attention i would think is fine, but not as tough as you'd do on the bottom or hand... i dont spank though (my son is too young even if i was going to)
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 6:24 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • personally-i spank. if necessary, i will lightly pop my son in the mouth. it doesnt hurt him-i know this because he whines for literally a second. i was spanked as a child and i turned out to be a normal, functioning part of society. I WANT TO MAKE THIS CLEAR, I DO NOT BEAT MY CHILD. I POP HIM TO GET THE POINT ACROSS AND IT IS MY LAST RESORT. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING ELSE I CAN POSSIBLY THINK OF.
    SThompson21

    Answer by SThompson21 at 6:25 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • I feel it's wrong. How can you hit a child in the face with an open flat hand and NOT have it be a slap?
    But i also dont use spanking as my main form of punishment. I use time out and other things for discipline. I take away toys and privleges. That sort of thing. And i always warn my DS before i spank his butt. "if you keep that up you're gonna get a spanking". ...
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 6:25 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • Can you go any deeper than that?
    I mean, why is hurting their bottom okay, but tapping (not hurting) their face not?

    BTW I am not going to bash you, I am just very curous.

    Because to most people who are ant all forms of spanking - both actions would be seen the same, cruel - if you were.
    But to people who spank, bottom and face are like nght and day.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • anon are you talking to the OP or are you talkin to me
    SThompson21

    Answer by SThompson21 at 6:44 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • I dont believe in spanking at all. Those people who say its okay when its a "last resort", your a joke of a parent. Your kids are the ones who end up bullying and hitting other kids in school. i dont think it is okay to use violence as a form of "discipline" because it only teaches your child that when they dont like something someone else does, they can hit them to make them stop. There are so many other ways to let them know what they are doing is not okay. if "popping" a kid in their mouth doesnt hurt them, why do they whine for even a second? BECAUSE IT HURTS! duh.
    xburtonchickx

    Answer by xburtonchickx at 6:46 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • Oh sorry - SThom... it was me (the OP) asking, I should have said!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:47 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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  • "I dont believe in spanking at all. Those people who say its okay when its a "last resort", your a joke of a parent. Your kids are the ones who end up bullying and hitting other kids in school."

    You have no right to judge ANYBODY else nor their parenting decisions. Nor do you have any right to call anyone a 'joke of a parent' I spank. I spank him on the bottom or the hand. Its my method. That is how I discipline my child. My mom did it to me, her mom did it to her, and so forth and so forth. And i was NOT a bully or beat up anyone else. Nor was my mother, nor was my grandmother.

    ZaTa

    Answer by ZaTa at 7:19 PM on Feb. 26, 2009

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