Should Spanking Your Child Be Illegal?

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Massachusetts lawmakers say a proposed measure that would ban parents from spanking their children, even in their own homes, is a way to protect kids from abuse.
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Dr Spock

Lansing, MI

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#101
Jun 6, 2008
 
debbie wrote:
i think you should just reason with the little darlings; after all..... you would not want to damage their psyches would you? outlaw s.p.a.n.k.i.n.g for parents and leave it to the professionals!!! prison wardens, policepersons, lawyers, judges.... POLITICIANS.....
GREAT POINT!
Dr Spock

Lansing, MI

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#102
Jun 6, 2008
 
Gentle Taz wrote:
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All it takes is one phone call from somone accusing you of something and CPS WILL show up! And those people do NOT want to believe anything a parent says. To them you are guilty until proven innocent. Try to prove a negative sometime!
Wrong.

They only show up if the call is to investigate in a good neighborhood. They don't make "ghetto" calls. They just file the reports to make it look like they did.

They just check a box: "Unsubstantiated" or "Unindicated".
ABC

United States

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#103
Jun 19, 2008
 
Pprmint Patti wrote:
I think that, just as with pretty much anything, something in excess is bad. I am all for spanking- I am also all for time-outs, withholding of rewards, postive reinforcement, etc.
But too much of any of those things can have anegative effect.
Balancing out the appropriate punishment or reward is what is key...
Ok,this made me laugh so hard, I could hardly answer my ringing phone at work. I agree with you. The "system" already has a regulated to death. If spanking is banned, I'm leaving the country.*SIGH* I agree with the other person who said that there is a line between spanking and abuse. If you cross it, you have anger problems. I got my share of "whoopins" as we called it, and I'm not out shootin' up anyone.. Geez, government, get out of my business!
DARK HELMET LIVES

Cincinnati, OH

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#104
Jun 19, 2008
 
rachel wrote:
well i think it should be illegal. well because its supposed to "help" you. but i does not. actually, it just makes you worse. and it will make you hurt ever MORE! you'll rebel even more. i hate when that happpens! STOP ABUSING THE KIDS! bitchez
Let's see ... You're either functionally illiterate, or took one hit too many off the magic blunt before blessing Topixland with your wit and wisdom. Hopefully, you're not now, or ever will be, a parent. I really feel sorry for the poor kid(s) if you are.
DeMorgan

Holland, MI

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#105
Jun 19, 2008
 
all you have to do is look around at the behavior, the sense of entitlement and general bratty kids and its obvious spanking is necessary.
look the kids these days, thats a result of the liberal idiots telling you how to raise your kids.
your kids act as childish,whinny and think everything is owed to them- just like the liberals who created these monsters.
don't let the state tell you how to raises your kids, socialism is worthless
marie

Orange, CA

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Jun 21, 2008
 

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i don't think that children should get spaned. all you stuped parents should stop torchering your children.only stuped people spank there kids.i hope all the parents that spank there children read this .pleas
osolome

Reno, NV

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#107
Jun 21, 2008
 
Dr Spock wrote:
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Wrong.
They only show up if the call is to investigate in a good neighborhood. They don't make "ghetto" calls. They just file the reports to make it look like they did.
They just check a box: "Unsubstantiated" or "Unindicated".
......OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH.....tha t's why I have 15 UNSUBSTANTIATED reports........humpf....
osolome

Reno, NV

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#108
Jun 21, 2008
 
DeMorgan wrote:
all you have to do is look around at the behavior, the sense of entitlement and general bratty kids and its obvious spanking is necessary.
look the kids these days, thats a result of the liberal idiots telling you how to raise your kids.
your kids act as childish,whinny and think everything is owed to them- just like the liberals who created these monsters.
don't let the state tell you how to raises your kids, socialism is worthless
....If your child's role model is anyone BUT YOU....you've lost the battle !!! Spanking, ridicueling, yelling....those are all signs that the communication is not one of your stong points. You might want to work on that...if you care about having a healthy relation with your child.
osolome

Reno, NV

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#109
Jun 21, 2008
 
Dr Spock wrote:
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Wrong.
They only show up if the call is to investigate in a good neighborhood. They don't make "ghetto" calls. They just file the reports to make it look like they did.
They just check a box: "Unsubstantiated" or "Unindicated".
NEVER...NEVER....N E V E R trust CPS. I don't care how "nice" they may seem....they are tricksters...they will soften you up, catch you off guard, and before you know it, they've called police for back, up and they'll be walkn' away with YOUR KIDS!
osolome

Reno, NV

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#110
Jun 21, 2008
 
pregnant and crabby wrote:
What I meant is kids think spanking is abuse, they don't know what real abuse is. Only the ones who are truly abused know what being abused is like.
YOU TELL EM' SISTER!!!

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Grandville, MI

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marie wrote:
i don't think that children should get spaned. all you stuped parents should stop torchering your children.only stuped people spank there kids.i hope all the parents that spank there children read this .pleas
You are completely clueless there is a difference between a swat on the butt & being beaten & abused.
My kids have gotten a swift swat when them needed meaning mouthy talking back or being rude. Trust me my daughter knows better than to be rude to anyone & has respect for her elders. I bet your kids run around like screaming banshees, don't say please or thank you. I once had a woman in Miejers yell at me & tell me I was a horrid person in front of my 3 year old daughter cause i wouldn't buy her a d@mn sucker & was having a fit. Was that you? my children get rewarded for good behavior not throwing fits!

You should really quit calling people stupid when you cannot even spell correctly!
MizzieFiz mich

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#112
Jun 22, 2008
 
"Spanking" a kid should be a parent's right. Why so many running wild these days. The lil buggers know to "dial 911 if they get spanked" Parents can't spank and the police get to beat them up. Go figure. My kids are law abiding-tax-paying adult; thank goodness. To be a parent today is would overwhelm me. I would be in jail more than the kids----from "tanning that hide!"
Jenn

Dartmouth, Canada

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#113
Aug 5, 2008
 
marie wrote:
i don't think that children should get spaned. all you stuped parents should stop torchering your children.only stuped people spank there kids.i hope all the parents that spank there children read this .pleas
LEARN TO SPELL PLEASE...HOW EM-BAR-ASS-ING....
BONQUISHA JASCK

Morgan City, LA

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#114
Oct 29, 2008
 
The government doesnt have to right to tell us parent how to raise our children cuz they will raise theirs how they want and i will continue dislipline my children the way i please.
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I AM 15 HAVE A GREAT FAMILY AND LIFE, AND WAS SPANKED AS A CHILD. I AM NOT CRUEL, PEOPLE SAY IM ACTUALLY SWEET. I THINK SPANKING IS NECESSARY. PEOPLE SAY IT BUILDS UP HATE ANGER AND WRATH,ITS ABUSE ETC. BUT WHEN SOMEONE FINALLY MATURES THEY REALIZE IT WAS FOR THEIR OWN GOOD, I THINK LOOKING BACK I WAS ANGRY FOR BEING SPANKED BUT THEN I COULDNT IMAGINE HOW MUCH WORSE ID BE IF I WASNT SPANKED. YOU MAY CHOOSE TO PUT YOUR BRATS IN 'TIME OUT' BUT 15 YEARS LATER THEYRE KNOCKED UP, JUNKIES, REBELLIOUS WITH RUINED LIVES AND YOU THINK TO YOURSELF 'WHAT IF I DID SPANK THEM? IT MIGHT HAVE(MIGHT HAVE NOT)CAUSED ANGER FOR A MOMENT, BUT 15 YEARS LATER THEY'D BE MUCH BETTER KIDS WITH A GREAT FUTURE AHEAD.' PLEASE REALIZE I DONT HATE KIDS AND I THINK ILL BE A GREAT MOM SOMEDAY. NO OFFENSE INTENDED TO ANYONE.

Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. PROVERBS 23:14

ALSO READ THESE:
PROVERBS 13:24, 19:18, 22:15, 23:13, 29:15
nooo

Aurora, CO

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Oct 7, 2011
 
osolome wrote:
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....If your child's role model is anyone BUT YOU....you've lost the battle !!! Spanking, ridicueling, yelling....those are all signs that the communication is not one of your stong points. You might want to work on that...if you care about having a healthy relation with your child.
TO You who said this^

"communication isnt one of your strong points"- comeon seriously? if you want a healthy relationship w/ kids you better start disciplining correctly. if your one of those people who use the excuse "they should be free to express themselves" aka: "let them scream yell etc.", im gonna barf. face it - if ya dont spank (and no -not ABUSE), then your asking for years of grief and also in the future a snobby beast for a kid ,unless yknow thats the family tradition.

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Oct 8, 2011
 
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I AM 15 HAVE A GREAT FAMILY AND LIFE, AND WAS SPANKED AS A CHILD. I AM NOT CRUEL, PEOPLE SAY IM ACTUALLY SWEET. I THINK SPANKING IS NECESSARY. PEOPLE SAY IT BUILDS UP HATE ANGER AND WRATH,ITS ABUSE ETC. BUT WHEN SOMEONE FINALLY MATURES THEY REALIZE IT WAS FOR THEIR OWN GOOD, I THINK LOOKING BACK I WAS ANGRY FOR BEING SPANKED BUT THEN I COULDNT IMAGINE HOW MUCH WORSE ID BE IF I WASNT SPANKED. YOU MAY CHOOSE TO PUT YOUR BRATS IN 'TIME OUT' BUT 15 YEARS LATER THEYRE KNOCKED UP, JUNKIES, REBELLIOUS WITH RUINED LIVES AND YOU THINK TO YOURSELF 'WHAT IF I DID SPANK THEM? IT MIGHT HAVE(MIGHT HAVE NOT)CAUSED ANGER FOR A MOMENT, BUT 15 YEARS LATER THEY'D BE MUCH BETTER KIDS WITH A GREAT FUTURE AHEAD.' PLEASE REALIZE I DONT HATE KIDS AND I THINK ILL BE A GREAT MOM SOMEDAY. NO OFFENSE INTENDED TO ANYONE.
Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. PROVERBS 23:14
ALSO READ THESE:
PROVERBS 13:24, 19:18, 22:15, 23:13, 29:15
I don't believe you are 15 but probably 25.:) After reading your entire post and to your statement "...people say I'm actually sweet", I think I can respond with confidence that you ARE sweet and likely a blessing to your parents!! Thank you dear for your post.
Mooshroomhobo

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#118
Dec 4, 2012
 
My mother and father treat me like I'm 5.They will simply just yell at me for saying "CRAP" when my mother trash talks all the time.My mom yelled at me for telling my friends that the tooth fairy was fake.She yelled at me and lectured me for over 10 minutes,(After letting my smart*** friends humiliate and get nasty with me HOW gullible can people get these days?!) then I told her I got the idea.She smacked me so hard in the face she almost knocked me off my feet.Oh how I hate my mother she is a brute towards me!!! ;(
bobolinq

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absolutely! unequivocally!

children should not be assaulted in any manner period and the state, the legal defacto surrogate should enforce the use of force against a child.

tradition be damned, if you strike a child, you've failed.
Been there

Mount Pleasant, MI

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#120
Dec 7, 2012
 
Disciplined children know the meaning of the word "duck" and I don't mean the flying mallard.

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