Children need love and discipline in a consistent manner. "Spare the rod ..."This is my opinion and my opinion only. Spanking a child over the knee on their bare bottom is discipline to me. It's not child abuse to me. Spanking with wooden hairbrushes and paddles is discipline to me too. It's not child abuse to me either. Spanking does not work on every child. Because every child is not the same. What may work on one child will not work on the other child. If a child deserve a spanking over the knee on their bare bottom with a wooden hairbrush or the hand then they should get it. I don't have kids. But I believe in spanking. There will be no arguing, no judging parents, and there will be no telling parents they are child abusers just because they spank their kids. There is a difference between a beating and a spanking. A spanking is when a child has a BRIGHT RED BOTTOM.
A beating is when the child has permanent marks, bruises, the child is bleeding blood.
So i'm just wondering do you think spanking a child over the knee on the bare bottom is discipline or child abuse?
We should be sure not to punish in anger and always reinforce the child with the lessons they are to learn from the love it took to discipline them. No child will ever be pleased, but they will come to appreciate it in the long run.