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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 10:49 AM
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244. The more I think about it all, the more disturbing I find it...
I mean, there are only three (as far as I know) reasons for children to "misbehave".

One, they are too young to know what the boundaries are yet.

Two, they are acting out the family dysfunction.

Three, they have some sort of physical or psychological problem that makes them "misbehave".

In the first case, if the kid runs out in traffic or touches electrical outlets or gets into something he's not supposed to because he doesn't know any better, then it's the parent's job to foresee what might happen, or, if it's already happened, to make sure it doesn't happen again.

In the second case, it's not the kid's fault if he's acting out because the family dynamics suck.

In the third case, if he has something he can't help, which isn't going to respond to anything but therapy or medication, then spanking won't help.

So, basically, people spank their kids for things they (the kids) often can't help, and where the slap or swat or beating on the ass will have no effect at all.

Because nowhere have I seen here where a parent said, it only took ONE spanking and the kid never did (the undesired act) again.

I don't get it either...

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