Spanking teaches kids discipline
September 26, 2007
Filed under Opinion
In a world where children are running amuck and not grasping any moral values, spanking proves to be a positive part of raising a child.
Spanking some children is a good thing.
It is a way to teach discipline to a child, to get them to listen and to get their attention.
Some children can be reprimanded with only words, but most need physical spankings to help them remember the rules they have broken.
Timeouts don’t work in many cases.
You figure that if you send a kid to his or her room for a timeout, in a typical American household, this means the kid is stuck in his or her room with full access to video games, cable television, music and movies.
This is not really a great idea for a punishment. For young children up to age 7, timeouts are something that still occur and are not very effective.
Children who aren’t reprimanded and spanked tend to turn out spoiled and have no respect for authority, elders, and even their own parents.
Now I know you can only spank kids until a certain age, but if you don’t start early enough, by the time children hit their teen years, it is very hard to get control of them.
It’s all in a cycle.
I can recall hearing teenage kids cuss their parents out in public with no regard for what may happen to them. They obviously were not taught how to be respectful and probably not spanked.
I’m not saying that every kid needs to be spanked to be productive.
I’m sure there are plenty of people out there whose parents never touched them, and they turned out fine.
I’m just saying that spanking children can be a positive and beneficial thing to a certain extent.
Spanking is OK if it is done in the right way.
Spanking children is not an excuse to beat, abuse, or take out life frustrations on children. It is important that parents understand the difference. Otherwise, there is no point in spanking a child at all.
Parents should not excessively spank their child, but explain why they are receiving spankings and ask them not to do it again. Spanking should be a last resort after a warning of some sort. The purpose of spanking a child is to help them understand that there are consequences for being disobedient and not listening to parents.
This helps to prepare the child for life, so when they do something wrong, they know that there will be consequences for not following the rules, maybe not a spanking, but a far greater punishment that may affect them in a serious way.