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Old 04-03-2005, 03:16 PM   #1
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Spanking - should it be legal or not?

I'm not kidding. Let's have a serious discussion.

In such countries as Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Israel, it is illegal for anyone to spank a child.

Where do you stand, and why?
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I was spanked many a time as a child and I come out unscarred as a result. I don't have a problem with simple spanking but some parents could take it too far.
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I was spanked many a time as a child and I come out unscarred as a result. I don't have a problem with simple spanking but some parents could take it too far.
A fair way to put it. Yet, some anti-spanking folks would consider spanking a form of child abuse, while others consider it a form of discipline.
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I love it when I am spanked.....I am a bad boy..... a very bad boy.....
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ah dreadsox. that was too good.
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I take that as an "it's as American as apple pie" argument.
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I think if it's legal it becomes hard to draw the line between it and real child abuse. So from a legal standpoint, it's probably one of those things that's best regulated to the extreme - that is, banned.

That said, I think my sister could use a whack every so often...
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I agree some parents may take spanking too far, but some kids deserve it (I certainly did at times when I was a kid). I wonder how the parents in those countries disclipine their children otherwise.
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I think if it's legal it becomes hard to draw the line between it and real child abuse. So from a legal standpoint, it's probably one of those things that's best regulated to the extreme - that is, banned.
I don't think it's that big of a deal. Most parents would be responsible enough not to go to extremes. If there are scars on the body or other signs of abuse, it would certainly be appalling.
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LOL, Dread.

Anywho, I myself was never spanked as a kid, nor do I know if I'd personally ever do that with my kid, but I see nothing wrong with a parent deciding to give a light swat on the behind (heh, especially considering some of the horror stories my mom's shared from all the department stores she's worked in...there's some seriously obnoxious kids out there)-lets them know that you're serious. I do think that if you're going to do that, that should be the last resort, though-tell the kid quietly but firmly to stop misbehaving, then if they haven't stopped, warn them, then if they still haven't stopped, a light swat on the behind.

As for the potential child abuse argument...I think it becomes child abuse when you're not just swatting your child on the behind, but you're also hitting them on other parts of the body, too. I do think overall it should be pretty obvious to tell whether a kid's just getting a quick spanking or whether a kid's actually being abused, but I suppose there are times when there could be a fine line, too.

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I've seen too many parents spank out of anger rather than discipline.

What I can't stand is when an adult spanks their child excessively in public, it just makes you wonder what they do in private.
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i think there are far more effective forms of discipline. it's all about communicating effectively.

i agree, many parents spank out frustration and anger. granted, kids can be frustrating, but it comes down to teaching your child what behaviour is appropriate and inappropriate in different situations. spanking, even when done lightly, is a knee-jerk reaction instills a level of fear in the child: 'behave or else', instead of 'this is how we behave in this situation'.

i may be taking an extremist view on this issue, but i can't help but see it as an adult weilding power over their child simply because they can. it's not appropriate to go around hitting other people when they don't behave the way you want them to, so why is it okay to do it to a child?
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i think there are far more effective forms of discipline. it's all about communicating effectively.

i agree, many parents spank out frustration and anger. granted, kids can be frustrating, but it comes down to teaching your child what behaviour is appropriate and inappropriate in different situations. spanking, even when done lightly, is a knee-jerk reaction instills a level of fear in the child: 'behave or else', instead of 'this is how we behave in this situation'.

i may be taking an extremist view on this issue, but i can't help but see it as an adult weilding power over their child simply because they can. it's not appropriate to go around hitting other people when they don't behave the way you want them to, so why is it okay to do it to a child?
What are some alternatives?

Although I find light spanking to be harmless, I am interested in your points.
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