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SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7911 posts
Dec 22nd '12

My sisters and I got spanked with a belt as children. Not really me, because I was the baby and all you had to do was look at me the wrong way and it would be enough to stop my behavior. We are definitely not damaged people because of it. Honestly, I think we have more respect for our parents because of it.



My nephew is 5 and he does get spanked when he does something huge. (Huge as in...can harm himself or someone else. Like playing with scissors, going into the road, etc.)



My son....I plan to use redirection and time out, if it works. He's only 11 days old right now, so...It'll be a while before I get a chance to see what works for him and what doesn't. But..I won't hesitate to spank him if he does something that could put himself in danger or someone else.

♥ Letters to Alice 1 child; Medford, Minnesota 3788 posts
Dec 22nd '12

I guess when I think of 'smack' I think of being hit in the face, or on the hand, etc.

Tig Ol' Bitties Due June 16 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; d***o,, NF, Canada 4057 posts
Dec 22nd '12

I think that resorting to violence in any situation is the wrong choice. Period.



Why are we not allowed to hit spouses, co workers or even pets, but we are able to hit the smallest people who trust us the most?



If a child is doing something dangerous I think we as parents need to question why they were not being properly supervised, and if a child is expressing curiosty we need to provide an effective outlet for that.

Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
Dec 22nd '12

We spank in this family. It is pretty effective for us, I think.

Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting That-Girl:" I think that resorting to violence in any situation is the wrong choice. Period. Why are we not allowed ... [snip!] ... they were not being properly supervised, and if a child is expressing curiosty we need to provide an effective outlet for that."


Children do dangerous things something even when they're being properly supervised.
Like one time DS and I were walking across a busy parking lot. I was holding his hand. Before I could react, he yanked his hand from mine and darted out in front of a car. Thankfully the driver was paying attention and stopped.
You better believe DS got a spanking for that.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
Dec 22nd '12

I don't agree with smacking children in the face, but I'm okay with spanking on the bottom.

Tig Ol' Bitties Due June 16 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; d***o,, NF, Canada 4057 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Minion:" Children do dangerous things something even when they're being properly supervised. Like one time ... [snip!] ... out in front of a car. Thankfully the driver was paying attention and stopped. You better believe DS got a spanking for that."


My daughter did that one time as well. I found yelling and explaining how not fun the hospital would be pretty effective as well

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23103 posts
Dec 22nd '12

I don't care what others do as long as it isn't abuse but I don't spank.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" To me a smack and spank are two different things. I spank when I feel the situation calls for it."


Yeah...spanking and smacking are two different things. Smacking implies on the face and spanking is on the bum.

Yadaaaaa 1 child; Beverly Hills, CA, United States 431 posts
Dec 22nd '12

Not right for our family.



I would never honor, trust, or respect a person who puts their hands on me. I don't expect my son to either.

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
Dec 22nd '12

I don't think anyone agrees with hitting a child on the face/head. Here that is not what a smack means

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Mumzy...:" I don't think anyone agrees with hitting a child on the face/head. Here that is not what a smack means"


Oh! Lol. In the US, smack usually means like across the face.

EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Mumzy...:" Question is simple.... Do you think it is appropriate to smack/spank you child/ren for bad behavior?"


It depends. I was spanked as the kid. Never bare bottom, always over my pants and it wasn't anything super hard. I have no issues with it. My husband and I don't really spank.. we do more time outs. But we both feel there is nothing wrong with spanking.

Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Oh! Lol. In the US, smack usually means like across the face. "


When I hear smack I think a little swat on the butt or the back of the hand. If I think of a hit across the face, I always use the word slap.

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
Dec 22nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting LolaMcKitten:</b>" Oh! Lol. In the US, smack usually means like across the face. "</blockquote>



Well see to me, getting hit across the face would be a slap.



I also just read that a smack is just getting a hit once, while getting spanked is a number of hits. I don't know how true that statement is, but kinda makes sense. Whenever I hear someone say they are going to give a spanking, it usually ends with a child placed across their lap getting spanked repeatedly.