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Cast Your Vote:

    • pro-spanker -- Votes: 57
    • anti-spanker -- Votes: 32
    • other -- Votes: 10
~AsherLee~ TTC since Dec 2014; 1 child; New Smyrna, FL, United States 1584 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" Go watch t.v. then. No one brought you into D&D with a gun to your head. "


No, you're right, the fancy schmancy recent topics bar did.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75118 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting ~AsherLee~:" No, you're right, the fancy schmancy recent topics bar did. "

With a gun and everything? Mara's getting hardcore.

P@m3L@!! 20 kids; De Land, Florida 3716 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting ~AsherLee~:" No, you're right, the fancy schmancy recent topics bar did. "


thats where i normally go to topics from too. because all you see is the title lol...

user banned 3 kids; Florence, South Carolina 39499 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" With a gun and everything? Mara's getting hardcore."


when you enter D&D, they pat you down for weapons. It gets pretty dangerous in here sometimes.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75118 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting Epic Big Head:" when you enter D&D, they pat you down for weapons. It gets pretty dangerous in here sometimes."

D: Security is slacking, I didn't get the pat down.

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
Oct 8th '12

I've spanked my son when he ran out into the street and when he tried to pull down the door to the oven when it was on.



I don't know where I fall when it comes to pro-spanking or anti-spanking. I don't believe children who are never spanked will turn out to be brats and I don't think think those who spank are the worst parents imaginable.

Mari-C 18 kids; Nebraska 3695 posts
Oct 8th '12

Sorry this is late, and long.
My mom never spanked me or any of my 5 siblings.
I have spanked DD as a last resort and not for every little thing, only when needed. We would talk about certain things that didn't warrant a time out. But when her behavior did require a time out, we tried sitting in a chair, standing in a corner, putting her in our room because her room of course has all her toys, taking away toy... She would bang on the door, throw her chair, or run out of the corner and no matter how many times I would put her back, she fought time outs. She would cry at the top of her lungs to the point where she would get a bloody nose, and that made her crying 2xs worse bc she hates blood.
I stopped time outs and started counting to 3. If she did not do as I asked or stopped doing something by the time I got to 3, she got a slight spanking and would be sent to her room. She would cry, but she stopped and would come out and would say, "mommy I'm ready to come out". She has learned to do what is asked of her before I get to 3 and she doesn't get a spanking anymore.
She doesn't fear us, and we would talk about why she got a spanking. I veiw abuse as hitting with anger due to losing control of a situation. Spanking in our household was intended for discipline and never out of anger towards our child.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
Oct 8th '12

I spank. I was spanked and i believe there is a huge difference between spanking and abuse. I will hit my child on the butt or hand but thats as far as it goes and only as a last resort.

CourtneyB. 2 kids; St Paul, MN, United States 80 posts
Oct 8th '12

My DD is only 2. So I just do the sad face, most of the time she just laughs or acts like she doesn't know what she's doing wrong. At the most she'll get a little tap on the hand.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
Oct 8th '12

I spank..I was spanked I do not fear my parents.

Bad Things Blacksburg, SC, United States 21346 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" Yikes, why do you think it's a good idea then? "


I'm just saying..you can discipline a kid any way you want and it is going to hurt their feelings. No kid is going to like a negative consequence to their actions, spanking or not.

Bad Things Blacksburg, SC, United States 21346 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:" I spank..I was spanked I do not fear my parents."


Same. I didn't fear them, it was just in my head of possible outcomes to my decisions.



Plus, I would rather get spanked than have to do a week of grounding. Being spanked sucked, but not as bad as not going outside or watching tv for a week.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" I'm just saying..you can discipline a kid any way you want and it is going to hurt their feelings. No kid is going to like a negative consequence to their actions, spanking or not. "


There is a difference between taking away privileges and hitting someone....

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" Same. I didn't fear them, it was just in my head of possible outcomes to my decisions. Plus, I would ... [snip!] ... than have to do a week of grounding. Being spanked sucked, but not as bad as not going outside or watching tv for a week. "

exactlly !!! LOL..I would choose a spank on the but then going to ride my banana seat bike to the park!!..I am 35 so it was cool back then to do that and have that bike :)

Bad Things Blacksburg, SC, United States 21346 posts
Oct 8th '12
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" There is a difference between taking away privileges and hitting someone...."


I know there is a difference between taking away privileges and spanking. . .



However, it is still a form of discipline.



I guess I don't see where you are going with that comment...