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To Spank or Not To Spank

Posted by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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That is the question.

My child has autism, but he is smart and understands right from wrong.

He was throwing fits and even caused me stitches, among other things. So I started spanking him on hid diaper as discipline (3 spats on the diaper when he really get out of control) This was my alternative to druggin him as his ABA therapist suggested. However, now I am a bad mom and accused of "Beating" my son.

This being mc though, I take solace in the fact that if I let him scream, hit and throw things, I would be bashed for treating my "special snowflake" different than everyone else.

 

Which is worse in your opinion?

A spanker or someone that treats their sn child like glass?

by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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i_am_no_1
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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My cousin has an autistic child and she spanks when warranted. 


ETA: special needs or not, a child needs to understand where the line is drawn.  If he is capable of understanding right from wrong then he is capable of understanding punishment and consequences. 

moroccanmommy
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Hitting a mentally challenged person is abuse.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

ehhh you dump your child on your MIL because you "need a break"....of course it's OK for you to spank him

Grumpy.Cat
by Gold Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Fixed.

Quoting moroccanmommy:

Hitting a mentally challenged person is abuse.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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Oh good lord, you can't associate a swat on a covered bottom with abuse.  Overkill.  

Quoting Grumpy.Cat:

Fixed.

Quoting moroccanmommy:

Hitting a mentally challenged person is abuse.



moroccanmommy
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM
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That too. We don't hit.


Quoting Grumpy.Cat:

Fixed.

Quoting moroccanmommy:

Hitting a mentally challenged person is abuse.


lenashark
by Ruby Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Theres an inbetween you know. I don't have a problem with spanking when its well deserved, but I don't think its right to use spanking on a young child with autism whose outbursts might be beyond his control. I'm not saying he should be allowed to act like that, just that there are other ways to teach him how to control his tantrums and work through them.

i_am_no_1
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

 even if someone did, that wasn't even the question, lol


Quoting Anonymous:

Oh good lord, you can't associate a swat on a covered bottom with abuse.  Overkill.  

Quoting Grumpy.Cat:

Fixed.

Quoting moroccanmommy:

Hitting a mentally challenged person is abuse.




 

Ber-Lynn
by Count Me In on Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM
First page.
This is going to blow up.
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