Potty Training: Spanking ✮Sebastian's Momma 1 child; Portland, Maine 7953 posts
Jan 17th '13

Please don't start drama.
I am doing a paper for school on spanking as a preferred method of potty training. Does/has anyone done this? What is your reason for using this method? Did/does it work?
Also I am not finding much online about it, anyone have an resources?

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
Jan 17th '13

It can seriously damage a child and they will connect going potty with punishment

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19630 posts
Jan 17th '13

I've never heard of anyone using this as a method of potty training. :? You spank to punish. You don't punish a child for learning to use the potty correctly and making mistakes along the way.

WV Momma+2 girls :) Due February 8 (boy); 2 kids; Reigelwood, NC, United States 2190 posts
Jan 17th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" I haven't heard about that method but it sounds horrible. :?"</blockquote>

This. I couldn't imagine someone doing that :(

user banned 4 kids; 00000, WE, Malta 68658 posts
Jan 17th '13
Quoting Supafly★:" I haven't heard about that method but it sounds horrible. :?"

yo-landi is so weird :lol: i just had to say that

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24257 posts
Jan 17th '13

um... you dont spank a child while potty training. all that does is teaches them fear

MomNextDoor 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8351 posts
Jan 17th '13

I'm pretty sure you won't find much on that... spanking is not a method of potty training.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
Jan 17th '13

Punishment should not be used in potty training period. Positive reinforcement is much more effective.

I've never heard of this as a "method" for potty training, let alone an effective one.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
Jan 17th '13

My grandma did. She said she was just plain frustrated with my mother who kept wetting herself because she didn't want to stop playing to go to the bathroom. She said it worked after just a few times, my mom was around 2-3 I think. My grandma couldn't remember, it was almost 50 years ago.

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
Jan 17th '13

We spank in my home when needed, but never for potty training...wth?

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Collinsville, IL, United States 25562 posts
Jan 17th '13

I don't agree with spanking the child who is learning to use the potty. IMO, it'd cause them to regress if they don't have the trust of their parent/guardian.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
Jan 17th '13

Not when teaching them! When they are first learning that is so unfair. On the other hand, if they have been potty trained for some time and do it, I would spank, because sometimes when we're at the park or my daughter is playing with other kids she wont say she has to go because she doesn't want to stop playing long enough to go. Then she's in trouble.