Is it wrong to punish your minor children by hitting them with an object?

Posted by: LizbethRose

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Depends on the seriousness of the misdeed

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Depends on the child

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Vox_Veritas says2016-01-22T02:32:38.1923275Z
Funny how spankings only started causing psychological damage in the past 20 years or so.
triangle.128k says2016-01-22T02:44:55.5370692Z
@Vox You know they were commonly studied to be harmful among scientists 20 years ago?
Vox_Veritas says2016-01-22T02:57:20.0743235Z
Just saying: of what I have observed and experienced being spanked does not cause psychological harm.
triangle.128k says2016-01-22T02:58:56.6476609Z
Vox_Veritas says2016-01-22T03:02:03.3151859Z
Ah, so those researchers cannot possibly be wrong? They couldn't, say, be using faulty research methods? The literal results of such research couldn't have been misconstrued/misinterpreted by people with an agenda?
Vox_Veritas says2016-01-22T03:05:17.2437583Z
By the way, I know many people who spank their children who are far from "shitty parents".
Vox_Veritas says2016-01-22T03:06:14.9652383Z
Also, calling anecdotal evidence fallacious is a bit...Unfair.
triangle.128k says2016-01-22T03:06:18.9884964Z
@Vox_Veritas There's research from multiple people, it's not like the information is coming from one group. Research promoting corporal punishment isn't usually as convincing if you look at it carefully.
Vox_Veritas says2016-01-22T03:08:30.5171139Z
I think it's pretty well established by now that many researchers will come to whatever conclusion Left-leaning or leftist lobbyists want them to.
freedomenthusiast says2016-01-22T03:10:02.0075260Z
If it wasn't for my mom beating me for doing bad things as in I shouldn't be doing, I would be a terrible person by now.
triangle.128k says2016-01-22T03:14:58.2690251Z
@Vox_Veritas "many researchers will come to whatever conclusion Left-leaning or leftists lobbyists want" Hahahaha
Vox_Veritas says2016-01-22T03:21:32.5459525Z
One thing, though: spanking is not how you instill a sense of morality in your child. You do that separately. Spanking is simply to enforce good behavior in situations where appealing to that moral code is not an option that will work (i.E. Whenever a child is too young to understand the concept of right and wrong, whenever a 13 year old has been taught stealing is wrong but he does so anyway, etc).
Vox_Veritas says2016-01-22T03:41:51.3308155Z
I can definitely see how kids would turn out all messed up if the parents used spankings as the method of instilling morality.
Yassine says2016-01-22T03:48:08.8573852Z
Discipline is OK, sometimes mandatory. Beating isn't.
triangle.128k says2016-01-22T03:50:48.7896104Z
Here comes the Islamist ^
TBR says2016-01-22T03:53:08.4417056Z
@Vox_Veritas - O-Your-God. Not every bit of research is some left wing propaganda. For the love of... What exactly do you do for a profession, or school?
harrytruman says2016-01-22T04:10:27.8116267Z
May-haps global warming has caused children to be more sensitive, meh, let's focus less on the Muslims who cause REAL psychological damage to their kids (I.E. FGM) and let's go liberal.
harrytruman says2016-01-22T04:11:50.8057547Z
AAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!! A Muslim! Get away you chauvinist pig! I+U know what Unholy Qur'an says about women on 2:223!
TBR says2016-01-22T04:13:22.2074861Z
@harrytruman - are you drunk?
harrytruman says2016-01-22T04:15:47.9630355Z
Proverbs 13:24: "Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them." Proverbs 23:13: "Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die."
harrytruman says2016-01-22T04:16:18.9410190Z
Proverbs 13:24: "Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them." Proverbs 23:13: "Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die."
UtherPenguin says2016-01-22T04:26:55.0038963Z
Did I miss the flamewar :(
snkcake666 says2016-01-22T04:40:43.1508049Z
Punishment is an ineffective disciplinary tool. It teachers fear to authority, not moral obligation.
PericIes says2016-01-22T06:45:10.8737143Z
Depends on the seriousness of the misdeed, the thing you hit them with, how hard you hit them, etc. Corporal punishment is sometimes required, I think, but it's very important to not go overboard.
Dragonfire0522 says2016-01-22T15:53:50.1251693Z
Sncake, how do I keep running into you?
snkcake666 says2016-01-24T18:53:33.9993852Z
@Dragonfire Similar interests, perhaps?
madalinab says2016-01-25T14:07:37.8160645Z
This is to be considered abuse towards children who cannot protect themselves or respond in the same manner - violence is the fault of parents who are unable to manage their own emotions and cowardly result to hurting someone vulnerable. Moreover, bad experience imprints itself on the future of the child, possibly deeming themselves as not deserving love, resulting in further abusive relationships in adulthood. So no, hitting must never be excused.
stschiffman says2016-04-10T14:12:55.3343496Z
Hitting with bare hands is sometimes acceptable, if the child really deserves it. But I don't care what they did, no adult should hit a child with a stick, or any other object.

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