View Poll Results: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline Their Children?

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  • Yes, they should be allowed to use corporal punishment if they think it is necessary.

    25 71.43%
  • Yes, but only non-corporal methods should be allowed.

    3 8.57%
  • No, the new ways are just fine.

    7 20.00%
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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    I have worked with the disabled.

    If violence workes why not use it on the disabled and elderly?
    Apparently you aren't seeing the difference between discipline and violence. And not seeing that difference is what causes abuse.

    If you don't like the idea of spanking your child, then don't do it.

    Physically disabled and elderly can be reasoned with and are adults over which a person has no responsibility once they reach their majority.

    Since the subject was parents spanking their children, it's a nice attempt at moving the goal posts though.
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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    I say beat the snot out of the brats until they conform. It has worked for centuries...

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    If smacking is an appropriate means to drive "home a point" for children, wouldn't it be equally appropriate for adults, maybe from the police officer who catches you speeding or the manager disciplining you for ignoring health and safety rules?
    One, adults have a greater cognitive ability and a larger view of their life and the world and potential ramification of actions than children. Two, there are significantly more severe forms of non-physical punishment that can occur to an adult in those situations you've described. Three, you're analogy only works if the individual was suggesting "smacking" other peoples children, not her own. Her child is a minor under her protection whose she's tasked to raise, teach, and parent and is utlimately reponsible for in all things. A person pulled over by a police officer, or an employee of a resturant, are in no way equivilents. Fourth, a "smack" conotates an entirely different notion than a "spank". If you wish to attack someones argument, perhaps you should actually address what they're saying. Otherwise, it brings into question the legitimacy of your questioning.

    All told, that just makes your post one gigantic strawman.

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    There is a huge difference between a swat on the butt and violent abuse. I got spanked as a kid when I miss behaved, as did my siblings and friends by their parents. None of us is a violent criminal.

    Part of parenting is knowing your children, what is actually effective in discipline for them, and applying properly.
    I don't have a problem with an occasional gentle swat on the butt, although I think there are usually better alternatives. It is still use of force.

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I don't have a problem with an occasional gentle swat on the butt, although I think there are usually better alternatives. It is still use of force.
    It is a last resort, not the first resort.
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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    I wasn't implying that you have to spank your children. The lines between disciplining your child and abusing them is pretty clear. If not spanking your kid worked out for you, good. But that doesn't mean that style of parenting can work for everyone. I don't care how people choose to parent, as long as there is no abuse. And I expect others to not harass me just because they see me spank my kid.

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    Re: Should Parents Be Given More Freedom to Discipline their Children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Look around you. Many of them have guns too. For "self-defence"....
    Actually no, thanks to Obama, Bloomberg and the rest of the Shady Bunch we are losing our gun rights. And just an FYI, having a gun doesn't makes you violent, just as not having a gun doesn't make you peaceful.

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