Spanking, yes i know these posts are beyond played out but I am so sick of people calling it "abuseâ€ť. Get a dictionary and educate yourself on the difference. It's downright shameful to insenuate that a parent who spanks their child is abusing them. Abuse is not a term to be used lightly under any circumstances!!!!! For those of you who would call CPS for witnessing a mother swat her child on the bottom take a min to think about this: The time that CPS has to spend filling out the paperwork for your false report and investigating it could've been used to save the life of a child who is truly being abused. While they are investigating the home of GOOD parents who happen to have different views on discipline than what you do, they could have been at the home down the street of the little boy/girl who has broken bones and bruises from daily beatings. Or the child who is locked in a closet, crying for help and starved for days at a time. Think before you speak, and realize that we don't have to agree on discipline but we should at least be respectful of each other as parents. Instead of bashing moms who spank, why don't you advocate for children who are TRULY being abused in this country everyday.
on May. 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM