Spanking does not lead to violence. It is not fair to blame parents who are trying to raise their children properly for today’s violence. Spanking is a very effective tool when used properly. There are specific ways in which to spank children. Parents should establish some boundaries.
First of all, when a child breaks these boundaries, he or she should be punished. A spanking should come in response to arrogant, disobedience, or disrespect. The child should not be spanked for making mistakes or accidents, such as forgetting to feed the dog, cat or wetting his or her bed, only for challenging the parent’s position.
Secondly, spanking should be a planned action, not a reaction. In other words, parents do not need to spank out of anger, but love. Your child should be for warned of the spanking and the reason for it. Be sure to use clear age appropriate language that your child understands when you explain the consequence. For example, you could say, “Stephanie, you were running through the house with the scissors and almost ran into your little sister. I have already given you a warning about this so now it is time for a spanking.”
Thirdly, spanking should be administered sparingly, with a few swats on the behind. Other forms of physical punishment, such as striking a child on other parts of the body besides the buttocks are unacceptable and never should be used. Because it may be dangerous to the health and well-being of the child.
Lastly, spanking should be done in private, so that the child will not be humiliated, such as in the bathroom or bedroom. If corporal punishment is administered in all of these manners, the child will benefit greatly from his or her discipline.
Spanking is a disciplinary measure, not child abuse. Spanking is a very effective tool when used properly. I am against child abuse, however, I am not against spanking. Children to do not come...