reply to post by Corruption Exposed
And OP, I am disgusted that you would allow a stranger to physically punish your child, you need some serious help. If anyone paddled my child
I would take a baseball bat to them in response, maybe worse.
Thank you for all of the opinions and views first and foremost. Let's keep in mind, as far as Marion Co. goes, parents have to opt in for this
punishment to be a consideration, so there is a choice at least in this case.
I would like to clarify a few things. First, my kids are too old to be affected by paddling at this stage whether at school or home. At this stage
there would never be a reason to. So when speaking, I am only speaking for how I was raised and how I in turn raised my children. It's safe to say
that my methods will not appease everyone and there are plenty of things that are in clear vision in hindsight of course in regards to parenting.
Although paddling was used throughout my elementary school years, I personally was never paddled and only witnessed it once as I mentioned earlier. My
parents were great parents and taught me well and although I am sure they may have a few instances where they may disagree, I was a pretty good kid
that was respectful and well behaved. Though, there were a few times where I was spanked, and looking back...was likely rather deserving of a "good
Therein, I tried to instill the same in my kids. All 3 of which are/were well behaved and very respectful (yes Sir, no Sir, yes Ma'am, no Ma'am,
please and thank you, typical of many facets of what one would correlate to being raised in the South) and are on their way to becoming well nurtured
productive members of society.
Now, were there times they received a wallop across the behind for misbehaving, absolutely, as was I as a child. Generally though and what I feel is
due to the way I was raised, I tend to never make the same mistake twice to this day for something I did that gave cause to receive a spanking (nor
did/do my children).
IF, paddling was allowed in school at the time my kids were old enough then I would indeed make my kids aware that I had given the school
administration (who I might add were never strangers per se
as I was/still am quite frequently involved with all of their teachers and the
administration in general, I frequently correspond by email with my youngest's teachers usually on a weekly basis at least) permission to paddle them
if they stepped out of line. With that however, and knowing my kids, that would have been all it would have taken is merely knowing that this is a
possible out come should they misbehave in school.
I know this because by the time they were all able to read they had a good understanding of what was and was not good behavior and what was and was
not to be expected of them. That said, I would have to agree with those that have pressed the "it all falls back to the parents", because it truly
does regardless of the punishment(s) that were/are/will be in the future, allowed in schools.
At this point I feel like I am all but defending myself for my views on discipline, be that as it may it doesn't change my feelings regarding the
matter. Even knowing what I know now and starting over although there would be many things I would indeed do different. I would still spank my kids
when/if their behavior called for it, which was based on and encompassed by my own upbringing.
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