As for protecting them from harm? FEH! This is largely a new age invention. Nothing wrong with letting them get hurt, within reason. My daughter, almost 20 now, never had a bicycle helmet or any pads. She might have quite a few healthy scars, but no bones broken. Somehow, I managed no major injuries, despite growing up without a single lock on any cabinet, covers over electrical outlets, carseats or wearing seatbelts (of course, we didn't have a car until I was 5), playground swings with rubber padding, etc. Ah the good ol' days, when we used to swing as high as we could possibly swing and jump off into gravel or shells. And I was cooking by myself before the age of 10.
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"So I was reading an article similar to this one:
and it got me to thinking.
I could say "hell I'm fine"...as I got my butt whooped a lot...Man I was whooped. However, my experience probably is different from many people. So how does everyone feel about this? I'm watching my two older sisters raise thier children, we all were raised with the same parents and all got spanked when we got out of line (I probably got it harder because I was the boy). One of them doesn't believe in spanking her children, while the other one does believe in spanking her child.
So do you feel that spanking causes mental illness later in life? Were you spanked as a child? What are your thoughts on the matter?
Also, if you did get a whoopin' as a youngin'...are you currently....crazy?" --OP
"You should bookmark this page so you can come back to it now and again to reminisce about your triumph, which was indeed deep and profound." - Hawkeyefan
I just dont believe it works. A tap on the behind to get a kids attention is one thing, but a beating doesnt stop poor behavior long term. When you are a parent, you are basically God to your kids. You can take away any and all of their priviledges. Being verbally or physically abusive to your child, is just creating more work for the parent down the road.
I got spanked as a child, but I dont think it really did anything to me. I just understood the consequences of my actions by thinking them out, so I didnt get into trouble much.
and also intent....I was abused, my stepfather let me know he beat me because he could
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It doesn't work.
This is the same attitude that says the death penalty deters criminals. We know that's not true because we have hundreds of years of evidence that says otherwise.
All deterrence theories are pretty much bullshit.
Sure it can. I remember getting whipped for punching my sister in the stomach. I never thought about punching her again.
Comparing spanking to the death penality is pretty strange if you ask me.