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At what age is it too old to be spanking your kids?

Posted by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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I remember when I was 5 years old, my step dad would spank his 16 or 17 year old son.

Would you spank your older children if you thought it was working?

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by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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mommylovingtime
by New Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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That is sooo not okay. Spanking at an older age just seems sexual.

vinalex0581
by Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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oh brother.......here we go

saltlifemama
by Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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Not sure I even want to get into this but I will throw this out there. I doubt I would or will spank my kids when they are older. However all middle and high schools in our county spank. Having subed in those school I knew many hs seniors getting the butts warmed.

Tuv2013
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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I would punish them with a punishment but not spank them every parent is different

Bax
by Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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At age 16 my son outweighted me by about 50 pounds and was 8 inches taller than me, attempting to spank him would have been more comical. So I guess my answer is, when they outweight you its time to stop!

sjump25
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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No

hayliedlr
by JoAnna on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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no

Lovemybaby551
by New Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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If it works for the older child, yes. I remember my mom taking a belt to my older brother when he was a teenager but she just gave him acouple whacks on the neck, not on the butt. But with some kids that are older a punishment such as grounding or taking a way a phone might work better....
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fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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Only till about 3 1/2yrs.

bigmama423
by Liz on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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No way, that's too old, I'll be fist fighting with them at that age. ;) I don't even really spank my kids much now, they're 7,7,4 and 1.

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