Is it wrong to spank your child? | The Tylt
Spanking has become less popular in recent years, but many households still use corporal punishment to discipline children. Studies suggest spanking doesn't work and may lead to aggressive behavior and anti-social kids. Parents in favor of spanking argue it's their right to raise their child how they see fit, and spanking is a time-tested way of disciplining kids. What do you think? ✋
Is it wrong to spank your child?
Many studies show that spanking doesn't work, but many parents still swear by it.
Depending on how frequent and how aggressive, spanking can be destructive long before it becomes a clear cut case of child abuse.
Many parents believe spanking is a valuable disciplinary tool at a time when parents give too much freedom to kids. No one should tell anyone how to parent, especially since people seem to be pretty terrible at it nowadays.
Ten years ago, the problem was that too many parents eager to be their child's BFF (Best Friend Forever) were losing the battle to discipline their children, instill values, influence behavior and teach right from wrong.
Today, in many homes, the battle is over and the kids won. In some cases, the parents -- already stressed from long days at work and having no desire to spend precious hours at home squabbling with children -- simply surrendered. They gave up on raising children in exchange for peace and quiet on the home front.
Here's why people don't believe in spanking.
I thought that I was gonna "spank/give you something to cry about/ go get my belt" my children. I'm not gonna do that...I don't see a point— Brown Velvet (@Current_Cee) October 30, 2016
For the love of god. Please spank your children.— dani b (@d_benefiel) October 27, 2016
Disciplining children is with love and common sense! Don't over spank kids or they'll be rebellious and not respect you!— ta7 (@anairret7) October 28, 2016
I blame people who say you shouldn't spank your children for kids these days having such an entitled shithead mentality.— Alexandra (@eclextic) October 18, 2016