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    Re: Parents: Punishing Kids

    Yes, I think there are instances where physical punishment is a reasonable thing a parent should be able to do. Children are diverse individuals who all learn, adapt, and react to different stimuli and methods of teaching/corrective action. Is it possible to go absolutely overboard? Yes, yes it is. However, it's similarly very easy to go overboard in terms of the reaction towards any level of physical punishment. But we live in a society that more and more has to box everything into little extremes as a means of being able to get on ones high horse and declare oneself superior.

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    Re: Parents: Punishing Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Do you have any kids?
    Yes. I have never spanked my kid. I also don't really endorse or buy into the whole punishment/criticism/consequences and rewards/praise ideas people have.

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    Re: Parents: Punishing Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    With the recent news of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson being charged with child abuse in possibly two separate cases, I thought it would be a good time to pose the question of where to draw the line in punishing a child. It was always acceptable for me to get a spanking or slap when I was out of line as a kid, and that wasn't overly long ago. Now all of a sudden, Mr. Peterson is in hot water as a result. Granted, I was never spanked with a stick, but there were always some interesting objects involved. I just wanted to know if you believe it is allowable for an adult to use force that does not cause permanent damage in order to teach/ discipline their children. Please explain you answer.
    No, it's not acceptable to punish a kid with force. The only time I consider it acceptable to use force on a child is in self-defense or in order to prevent a kid from getting hurt or hurting someone else (i.e. if a kid runs into the street, pull the kid back). However, using force as punishment is what people do out of laziness, impatience or ignorance.

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    Re: Parents: Punishing Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    With the recent news of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson being charged with child abuse in possibly two separate cases, I thought it would be a good time to pose the question of where to draw the line in punishing a child. It was always acceptable for me to get a spanking or slap when I was out of line as a kid, and that wasn't overly long ago. Now all of a sudden, Mr. Peterson is in hot water as a result. Granted, I was never spanked with a stick, but there were always some interesting objects involved. I just wanted to know if you believe it is allowable for an adult to use force that does not cause permanent damage in order to teach/ discipline their children. Please explain you answer.
    That wasn't a spanking Peterson is in hot water for. It was a beating.

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    Re: Parents: Punishing Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Bears
    Bears also live in caves and eat out of trash cans.

    Do you live in a cave and eat out of trash cans? I for one am glad we overcame those instincts.
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    Re: Parents: Punishing Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Have you seen the way bears treat their offspring, by any chance?

    What A Mama Bear Can Teach Humans About Disciplining Children | Spare The Kids

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    Again, I would be inclined to say that human parents possess many of the same instincts for a reason.

    It is harmless if done properly.
    No, it's really not harmless. First off, physical assault is never never harmless. Second, it's not at all uncommon for adults to joke around about how they would straighten up when their parent got mad and joke quite openly about their need to avoid being abused. That is not an indication of a healthy loving relationship, but a indication of a relationship built on fear. Lastly, we are not bears and I don't care what bears do.
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    Re: Parents: Punishing Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Yes. I have never spanked my kid. I also don't really endorse or buy into the whole punishment/criticism/consequences and rewards/praise ideas people have.
    Well great, that is your choice as a parent. You don't get to impose your parental choices on other parents unless the actions of those other parents result in the injury or neglect of their children.
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    Re: Parents: Punishing Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Don't be coy, you know what I mean. You use a belt, switch, branch or whatever beyond the open hand. You should go to jail.
    No. No jail no punishment of any kind. I for one would on a jury would acquit a parent for disciplining child regardless the method. You and the rest of society do not get tell me how to raise my children, that is my families responsibility and ours alone.
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    Re: Parents: Punishing Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    It is corrective behavioral training.

    Besides which, it is actually quite common in nature. Mammalian species commonly "cuff" their offspring when they act up.

    It is what it is.
    Its also common to kill them and eat them.
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    Re: Parents: Punishing Kids

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    No. No jail no punishment of any kind. I for one would on a jury would acquit a parent for disciplining child regardless the method. You and the rest of society do not get tell me how to raise my children, that is my families responsibility and ours alone.
    Even to the point of drawing blood and leaving scars. Even once they kid put their hands up and received defensive wounds? At FOUR YEARS OLD?

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