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

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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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tiredmama42
by Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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That sounds odd.  I believe in consequences for actions not physical punishment.  My son is almost 11 and I cant imagine spanking him.  He loses priveledges.   

hopealways4019
by Bronze Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Jan. 9, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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Birth. I don't like spanking.

LuLuThatsWho
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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When they are 0-5 years old, they are too young to be spanked.  When they are 6 or older, they are too old to be spanked.

mskitty6
by Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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My oldest is 18. More often then not its a smack in the back of the head, but it's not needed very often. The same with our 16 yr old. The other two are 8 and 1 so a smack to the butt.

aprilmcgraw
by Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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No way.my two yr old yes.my 6 yr olds its weird. My 12 YR OLD WOULD LAUGH.
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CJsMommy92
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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My parents quit spanking my siblings and I when we were 14. We were becoming adults so they started other ways of punishing

luvbooks
by Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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When I turned 50 I insisted that he had to "spank" himself, I was too tired.

shagany
by Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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This is so demented, that's called abuse, no age is right for hitting a person.  Go get some therapy, better yet call DYFS, and tell them what you did.

Kim042269
by Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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As a mom who used to spank, my advice is, don't. Not at any age. It's humiliating, it doesn't teach anything but that hitting is the answer when you have a problem, and studies show that it causes a whole range of problems. I wish I had understood that when my older kids were little. I really do.

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