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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To spank or not to spank

That is the question.
Does it work?
Is it in varying degrees of damage or abstinence only?
Is discipline to be ignored and children run wild or do we beat obedience and drive out individuality?
Is it done because the Bible says so?
Or out of:
Should society step between parent and child or mind its own business?
Is spanking all that should be banned and what about verbally crushing a soul striving for identity?
How were you raised?
How did you discipline your children?
How do you want your children to discipline your grandchildren?
What would you do if you saw a child being spanked in public?
Are our prisons overflowing because parents stopped spanking or because they were spanked?
Have you ever wanted to tell a parent whose child is screaming in public to "Give them something to cry about?"
Dear fellow bloggers, what are your thoughts and answers?


Michael Manning said...

Having been raised by Eastern European parents, I can now take a slightly amusing look at this subject. Right or wrong, there was no "Wait until we get to the car" routine if I acted up as a kid in public. It was more like "Billy Jack Meets Michael Manning at the Mall". Anything taken to excess is bad. Common sense has met insanity in today's culture, P M.

P M Prescott said...

Michael, the Greeks idea of the Golden Mean.