As a child my brother and I were spanked. We weren’t beaten, but we were spanked.
I don’t believe it effected me in a negative way. I wasn’t ever a kid to hit other kids. I never got into physical fights. I definitely wasn’t a bully. I did however fear getting spanked and that helped me make the “right” decision many times.
I’ve read a number of studies out there that say parents should not spank their kids.
So what do you think?
I definitely have my personal opinions about this one. While we aren’t a family that make spanking a regular punishment, Ellie has been swatted on the bottom before.
There’s a thought out there that kids shouldn’t fear their parents.
What do you think?