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Is spanking with a belt abuse?

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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Question: Is spanking with a belt (or another object that is not your hand) abuse?

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yes

no

sometimes (explain)


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http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/judge-slaps-mom-two-spanking-ban-184200967.html

I don't spank and I wasn't ever spanked as a child.  I did see this though and wondered what others thought.  I have a good friend who spanks but she thinks spanking with objects crosses the line.  What do you think?

by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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lenashark
by Ruby Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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Yes. When you use an object its no longer just a spanking, it's a beating, and abusive. It crosses that line. 

emilysmom8
by Platinum Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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 I am not anti-spanking, I do however think that spanking with object is abuse

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Yes. I was abused by my stepdad who used a belt. He was vicious with that thing. I spank, but only with my hand.
SpnFulOfSugar
by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Yes
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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Not sure. I was spanked with a belt. It didn't feel good, but punishment isn't supposed to.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:18 PM
I agree

Quoting emilysmom8:

 I am not anti-spanking, I do however think that spanking with object is abuse

luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:20 PM

I have been known to spank and find a belt to be abuse. Actually any object besides the hand is abuse in my opinion.

Momsthename0609
by Silver Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Yes it is
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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In my eyes, it isn't a spanking unless it's with your hand.
Any type of an object used to hit a child is a beating.
My husband and I have had our arguments on using a belt. I will not allow it. He thinks it's an option. *scoffs* The only options are don't hit my Kid with any objects, or leave.
sugarcrisp
by Ruby Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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The fact that anybody thinks no or is unsure scares me.

Punishment shouldn't hurt a child physically. I have no issue punishing without causing physical harm, and my son is pretty well behaved. He should fear having privildges taken away, not his mother hitting him, especially with an object. And I feel that way for all children.

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