posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 08:40 PM
There is a HUGE difference between abuse and a disciplinary spanking. Kids today, their attitudes, and behaviors are a direct result of the
discipline they receive when misbehaving. No punishment for doing something bad..... they will continue to do the bad thing. No consequences to their
Example. I was at the store the other day with my own three kids. My boys play around and misbehave a little, but are generally well controlled and
remain respectful when out in public. We go down the cereal isle and find a mother with her two boys. Mom was on her cell phone laughing and having a
good ole' time with someone while her two nasty little devil spawn were running around knocking things off the shelves, and literally throwing cereal
boxes from one end of the isle to the other. One box almost hit my baby, and if it had of, some Sh*t was going fly. Mom didn't bat an eyelash.
When we left the isle my oldest son asked my why those boys were being so bad and I told him that their mommy doesn't love them enough to smack their
butts when they misbehave.
Those kids behavior was a perfect example of "spare the rod, spoil the child". Although it was also clear mom didn't give two beans about those
kids, I am pretty sure they are meal tickets.
The point is, you don't have to abuse a child to make them listen, but when a child does something that needs to never happen again, A tap on their
little behind lets them know who the boss is, and in my house it's me, and they know it. Being a parent means being in control. If you have a wild
and ill mannered child that misbehaves ALL the time, then you are clearly not in control. It's my job to be their mom, not their friend. You become
your child's friends when they become an adult. I want my children to be respectful, well mannered adults when they grow up. Not prison inmates.
Time out is a joke to a child, a smack on the butt means business.