To spank or not to spank? That's mom's question

Q: Our 8- and 10-year-old boys have been caught up in mischief on several occasions lately. Full Story
janet

Simpsonville, SC

#1 Dec 23, 2007
i would definitely spank my daughter with the belt on her bare buttocks if she did that
I say both

Bangor, PA

#2 Dec 23, 2007
Damm right spank the child.... then make them clean-up, pay for, or repair what was damaged. 1) the spanking for disobeying the parents. 2) restitution for the damage to the owners
OLDE DUDE

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Dec 23, 2007
Dagnabbed! JANET you are a sick pup. Get yourself a bilbo and work it out. This kids sound like healthy inquisitive boys. What boy has never got in trouble? You wanna raise mammsy pammsy mammas boys? Let em break their necks. Boys learn that way. Its like my pappy aways said:" iffin you gonna get spanked,put news papers in your pants and scream alot".

Since: Mar 07

Ottsville, PA

#4 Dec 23, 2007
My brothers and I were spanked as kids, not much though...and we did alot of exploring...I spanked my kids...they do NOT spank theirs, but talk to them...I must say I like the way one daughter has talked with her daughter (8 yrs old now) and it works...but her middle child (daughter-3) could use a swat on the behind...where the other daughter should have given her two (now 14 and 11)a GOOD swat and doesn't....

I think these two boys in this article are normal for boys, but have to be disciplined, made to clean up, pay for...whatever firs the crime....BUT MOM AND DAD need to know where these boys are and who they're with at all times too... that is their responsibility as parents....
Lisa38

South Portland, ME

#5 Feb 16, 2008
I have to say that the spankings my two sons have received did a world of good. I used a hairbrush on bare bottom, but only a few times. It had the desired effect!
Lee B

Farmington, ME

#6 Feb 16, 2008
Spanking satisfies a parent's rage but doesn't teach the older child anything at all. If you feel that your children must be punished for some infraction there are other successful methods of punishment. Put yourself in their shoes. Would you rather be spanked or be grounded? Would you rather be spanked or have your Playstation/Gameboy/Xbox taken away from you for a week? In my opinion, kids would prefer to be spanked because the punishment is over faster.

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