There's a difference between wanting boundaries and wanting to be beaten, you know.
Originally Posted by BigDon
Let me make my position official, here. A spanking here and there is one thing, though by the time the kid's old enough to reason, a spanking doesn't improve the kid's behaviour. Anything other than an open hand, however, is too much. I mean, ye Gods. BB guns? Who on Earth thinks that's responsible parenting? Especially if the reasoning is "so I won't have to get up"? I have seen parents who think they're being responsible who are being abusive. Very seldom have I seen a parent who thinks they're more abusive than they are.
Studies have shown that corporal punishment is not the most effective way to teach a kid the difference between right and wrong. Studies have further shown that the parents have far, far more of an impact on a child's behaviour than even the favorite teachers. And I assure you, no matter what you think, a teacher is paid to educate a child, not raise one.
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