interesting in your perspective... related to the "do you spank" poll's comments.

Is spanking abuse?

  • yes

  • no

  • only when it leave a mark for more than an hour or bruse/ cut / not on butt of child

  • really idk

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Submitted by at 1:34 PM on Dec. 6, 2008
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Is spanking abuse?

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Submitted by at 1:34 PM on Dec. 6, 2008
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  • lipstickcl...
    Submitted by   at 3:19 PM on December 6, 2008

    I'm not a fan of spanking at all, but I don't think a swat on the bottom is abuse. Anything that leaves a mark is more than just a spanking though, and leaving cuts or anything like that is abusive.

  • LifeOf4
    Submitted by   at 2:45 PM on December 7, 2008

    Spanking & Abuse should not be used in the same sentence, it is two TOTALLY different things, people tend to relate the two as one, because they are too lazy to discipline their kids. Spanking is in relation to discipline.

  • teaonahh
    Submitted by   at 12:55 AM on December 9, 2008

    i dont think there should be any marks left on your child at all, IMO spanking is more to get your childs attention and let them know your angry with them and they did something wrong, not to actually hurt them. but thats just me

  • BsWifey
    Submitted by   at 10:44 AM on December 13, 2008

    I voted for the 3rd option but I actually don't think any marks should be left. Obviously some children bruise EXTREMELY easy so that's one thing but most don't and you have to smack pretty hard to leave a bruise, etc. And their red little tush certainly shouldn't stay red for even an hour. I know, I come from a home where I wasn't "abused" in the way most people consider my step mother most definitely took things well beyond what they should've been with me and her own kids [former kids correction officer... so I don't think she knew how to deal with kids that weren't REALLY bad].

  • bluiidmomm...
    Submitted by   at 3:10 PM on December 14, 2008

    That third option isn't a spanking, though. Spanking and abuse are very different things.

  • tushpush19...
    Submitted by   at 9:30 AM on December 15, 2008

    Hey reality of it is if their doing something thats gonna get them badly hurt then I say spank but other than that a time out would be best.

  • JrsMommy07
    Submitted by   at 8:26 AM on December 16, 2008

    i do not spank but i do not think a tap on the butt is abuse either, its just a partening style, now if you "spank" them somewhere other then the butt, wheter it leaves a mark or not then yes

  • lovingmomm...
    Submitted by   at 9:58 PM on December 17, 2008

    i do not spank my kids either does my husband but idk if it is abuse.

  • jennijune_...
    Submitted by   at 3:48 PM on December 19, 2008

    Abuse and Spanking are unrelated. ABUSE isn't spanking - it's hitting, shoving, pushing, punching, pinching, slapping . . . you get the drift. SPANKING is a swat or two on the bottom.

  • mamalinzie
    Submitted by   at 10:26 PM on December 19, 2008

    It is most definitely a violation of human rights. Nobody deserves to be hit, swatted, spanked, or any other word you want to use. It is not okay to do that to an adult, why is it okay to do that to a child?

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