They used to also take you out to the town sqaure and hang you.....I suppose we could try that! I bet if we did for whatever crime, they wouldnt do it again!
Originally posted by addygrace
Yeah, even putting your finger in a kids face should be illegal. Really yelling too loud should be illegal, you could scare them. Any form of punishment, should actually be outlawed. If kids don't know any better why should they be in trouble by another human that also makes mistakes. For example my oldest son punched my youngest son in the face, so I said, hey if you don't punch him anymore I'll give you money. He said, "Ok Dad." He stopped punching him all the way until the next day. Now, every time he punches him I just give em money and he stops.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
People get so emotional over this issue, and they jump onto the bandwagon far too quickly, and it is bad for the society as a whole. Of course I don't support beating children. But, some people will say any type of strike is a beating.
Originally posted by Hellas
reply to post by InfoKartel
So you smacking your Child and smacking a stranger is the same?
Originally posted by Kryties
As a child, if I was naughty I would get a smack on the bum or, in extreme cases, the wooden spoon to the bum. It worked a treat on me, I never did the bad thing I was being smacked for again.
As far as I am concerned, if my kids are naughty I try words first, then failing that they get a smack on the bum. I don't mean hard, just enough to sting a bit - definitely not hard enough to leave bruises or marks or anything.
This bloody nonsense going around these days of "don't smack your kids" is complete bollocks. I have no lasting scars, physically or mentally, from being smacked and in my later years I realise that it only ever did me good.
Originally posted by dannotz
Try to picture the "perfect" parent in your head, would this parent hit their kids to teach them "discipline"?