I am a mother of three and my kids are pretty well behaved. They have never done any thing that was really bad.
When my kids were very little they would get their hands slapped and told not to touch. I did not have to put up the breakables because my kids did not touch what they were not supposed to touch.
When my kids told me “no” or pitched a fit they would get a smack on the behind. I think that a spanking here and there is okay. I believe my kids are better behaved than kids who don’t get spankings.
I don’t believe in beatings but let me tell you, when I was a kid and I misbehaved I got backhanded or belt whooped! I was a good kid for the most part but when I decided to back talk then I got a back hand and I didn’t do it again.
My point to this is that there are so many bad kids out there. I see kids screaming, crying and calling their parents ugly names and I just want to spank them myself or ask the parents what their problem is letting their kids get away with it.
I know, it is none of my business and all parents have different ways of raising their kids but I think that if we parents would be able to discipline our kids without someone screaming “child abuse” we would all have betterbehaved kids.
I too believe in spanking as long as it is not in done in extreme and done for a good reason. Although I am not a parent, I can testify how spanking does not damage me or turn me into a criminal. When I was not even 9 years old, I was spanked by my parents for forging my dad’s signature on my report card. After getting that smack, I never ever dared to forge a person’s signature again. Ever. If my parents didn’t smack me back then, who knows I could have grown up gone rogue and think forging people’s signatures on report cards or bank cheques is A-okay when it is not.
I absolutely believe in spankings. Like you, I don’t think beatings are ever a good thing for a child, even though I do see children In public who’s parents deserve a grand old beating 🙂