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Originally posted by mysticalzoe
Originally posted by spellbound
reply to post by lardo5150
Why not try talking and reasoning?
If kids had a bit more interaction with parents, they could probably be quite reasonable.
The problem is that parents cut themselves off from their kids, and then become the big bosses, along with teachers - the Enemy!
I agree with you, we talk to our kids daily, i like to know how they are doing, what they want to do and I appreciate their opinions. I've only spanked my son once, for breaking a glass on purpose, he was 2. After that we didn't have many incidents with him, we've had to take things away from him, which is how I currently discipline. Same with my two girls, they are aged 6 and 8 and I feel even if I were to spank they are too old. The taking away of video games, the computer, toys and friends has worked wonders. I know many parents who discipline this way along with being sent to their room, and they rarely have any outbursts.
I would suggest either people look into 1*2*3 Magic or positive parenting. I was also spanked with a belt, but then again I was also pushed down the stairs, kicked, hit, and a few times my Dad grabbed me and threw me quit a few times. He had anger issues. I do not do any of those things to my children. My 6 year old has never been spanked in her life, but she has had many time outs and sent to her room. It's something to think about.
Do I think the Government should pass anti-spanking laws, oh hell no!! I do not want them controlling my lives or anyone else's. Just because I don't spank doesn't mean there should be a law against it. Well that is jut my 2 cents.
Originally posted by grs9769
A little "smack" on the behind shouldn't be considered "abuse" BUT I don't think it's necessary either. I don't even smack my dog! My dog knows right from wrong without being hit so I'm sure a human being would know as well. Hitting is never an option. In my opinion, parents hit because either they are frustrated or they know of no other way to reprimand a child. If you don't want children to hit each other, DON'T teach them how to do it!
Why is this on ATS????
.....I'd have to say they never recieved disipline of any type. OBVIOUSLY there is a reason we didn't have "drivebyes" in my era....