posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 09:45 AM
I have to ask you spellbound, if you don't mind, do you have kids yourself?
Once in a blue moon i've had to give my kids a snack on the backside or legs, but it's rare.
I'm lucky enough to have kids that are respectful enough to listen when i ask them top stop doing something, but i know that is not always the
This is such a tough call. I see parents down my local school who adopt the no smacking option, and thier kids run riot and think nothing of hurting
I was smacked as a kid, but it was round the head or with a wooden spoon....or worse, a bit of plastic toy car track which left marks for days. I
vowed that whilst ensuring my kids were brought up respectfull and disciplined, i would never hit them with any object.
Yes i know people will then ask why i have given them a slap on the odd occasion, but it will probably be someone without kids who asks that.
I can count on one hand the amount of times i've had to slap my kids. Every time i've felt crap after it too. It's usualy been for the more extreme
incidents of them knocking hell out of each other.
There are other ways of dealing with kids that do not involve physical intervention, and i use many of these to great effect. This does involve a lot
of patience though and a good deal of communication skills. Not everyone is lucky to have these.
This i feel is where the parents slip up. They don't know how to deal with thier kids in any other way than hitting. Theres also a difference between
a correctional slap on the backside once in a blue moon, and a daily beating or worse.
So as for voting whether to or not, i would say i'd vote yes, however the parents need to know that this does not mean you knock seven bails of crap
out of them every day.
I would like to add, this does not mean i do not agree in some parts with your views spellbound, kids are indeed very precious and many parents don't
realise what they've got until they've either lost them.