Should Parents Spank Their Kids? Essay

715 Words Apr 7th, 2016 3 Pages
Should Parents Spank their kids?

“I will beat you into the middle of next week!” or “I will whip you until your butt swell up!” or “If you play with fire you will get burnt by the belt!” or I will smack the daylight out of you!” These are some of the quotes my parents used on my brothers and me when we were kids.
Have you ever been spanked? We all have our own stories of how our parents disciplined us, we take them as funny stories and even joke about them. If you were born in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, you already know what I’m talking about and I bet many stories already ran over your minds just now. But as we grew up and time passed by, there has been this predicament about this method of parenting. “Parents feel mixed-up and uncomfortable about disciplining their children”. As a parent, I felt guilty about spanking my children when they were younger. But, a few parents in current times do not trust this kind of physical punishment at home and they feel that is harmful for kids.
Although this may be true, but spanking has been a form of punishment used by many parents for years. My parents spanked my brothers and me when we were younger. By the same token, a parent’s point of view on spanking has as an effective form of punishment that gets the point across to the child that they should not be doing the bad things that they received that punishment for. Also, most children are spanked from age two until almost ten years old. However, spanking has been known to lead…

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