Spanking Can Be a Very Useful Tool

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As a child I received spankings for any of my misbehaviors. Now as a parent myself with a five- year- old son, I understand why my parents did the things they did. My son has had a few spankings in his life. Spanking a child is just fine with me as long as you spank them on their buttocks. Spanking can correct misbehavior and will not harm a child for life. There are a lot of pro’s and con’s to the spanking issue that might have a lot of people confused on this. Spanking is done by giving the child a few swats on the buttocks. Spanking a child out of anger is not an option. You job is to correct a situation and not make it worse. A child can tell if you spank them in anger or trying to correct their behavior in a calm manner. After you spank a child, let them think of what they did wrong. You need to make sure that you talk to them when both of you are calm enough to talk. I believe most parents do spank only when it is necessary, and when it is appropriate. “I don't think occasional, non-abusive spanking when

young children misbehave is going to cause problems –
if the spanking is done right after the infraction in
order to teach a simple lesson, if it is not
especially painful, and, most important, if the
emotional tone of your home is loving and nurturing
the rest of the time.” This is what Dr. Steven Parker
believes, who is a pediatrician. (Parker, S. (2004).
To spank or not to spank?. In WebMD. Retrieved March
21, 2007, from ”

This table describes some of the pros and cons of spanking: Grounding Spanking
Pro Con Pro Con
no pain intense pain
takes long time over...
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