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Merope215 Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 07:37 PM
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45. I don't really think spanking is all that bad
My parents spanked me probably four or five times when I was growing up, and I don't have any lingering emotional issues (nor am I a violent person). They were always careful to explain that I wasn't getting spanked because they were angry, but because they needed me to learn. I don't remember it hurting much. Other forms of discipline didn't really work on me, I'd imagine. I was a pretty contrary kid.

Raising kids in an environment in which they fear you is definitely not a good thing, nor is slapping them around all the time very productive. If it's an outlet for a parent's anger, then yeah, of course that's a problem. That said, I'm not sure that disciplining a kid with a quick smack on the butt a few times is going to cause lasting psychological damage.

Just my $.02. :shrug:
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