"Spare the rod, Spoil the child"?

Which category do you fall into ?

i Never spank
ii Pro-spanking
iii Wish we had not spanked

Or do you hold a different view?
Update: Extracts: Time: Should Spanking be banned http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1581853,00.html ABCNews: Support for Spanking: Most Americans Think Corporal Punishment Is OK http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/spanking_poll021108.html Discipline at Home: Spanking: Facts and... show more Extracts:

Time: Should Spanking be banned
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/...

ABCNews: Support for Spanking: Most Americans Think Corporal Punishment Is OK
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyN...

Discipline at Home: Spanking: Facts and Fiction
http://www.stophitting.com/disathome/fac...

Spanking Harms Children, Especially Girls
http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/662/context/archive

To Spank or Not to Spank
http://www.elainegibson.net/parenting/spanking.html

Spanking: All points of views
http://www.religioustolerance.org/spanking.htm
Update 2: Of Favorable reception towards Spanking – 18 Total Thumbs Up 91 Down 67 ABRIDGED lapla.. – Exhaust verbal reasoning before spanking..difference between spanking and beating. UK’s laws are overly protective towards minors to the point of connivance that allows impropriety at school to go unchecked. quack..... show more Of Favorable reception towards Spanking – 18
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ABRIDGED
lapla.. – Exhaust verbal reasoning before spanking..difference between spanking and beating. UK’s laws are overly protective towards minors to the point of connivance that allows impropriety at school to go unchecked.

quack.. – “..a constant battle of wills and determination..Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is hereditary..”
:: Diet, medication, psychotherapy and a conducive environment may alleviate symptoms and root out the source of affliction. Above definition, spanking is certain to certify everyone a psychiatrist, if somewhat dubious.
“..from your kids.”
:: Drats. Really ? Just caught some off the screen by merely looking. Where is me eye ball sanitizer ?
Update 3: KANGA.. – “SPANK..ALL THE WAY!” :: Tut tut. Been to one too many school type parties in the City, have we ? “..difference between spanking and beating, difference between spanking and abuse.” :: Certainly. Is emotion likely to get the better of theory in application? herma.. – :: As above sans school style... show more KANGA.. – “SPANK..ALL THE WAY!”
:: Tut tut. Been to one too many school type parties in the City, have we ?
“..difference between spanking and beating, difference between spanking and abuse.”
:: Certainly. Is emotion likely to get the better of theory in application?
herma.. – :: As above sans school style party punishment.
Benny.. – Punishment followed with self reflection by the offender and parent-child discussion.
Debra.. – So long as there are rules to spanking.
Catli.. – Practise discernment on when and where to spank.
Watts.. – Discipline begins with externally enforcement.
zombie.. – Spank and hit without maiming or taking a life.
Update 4: old_w.. – Spanking does not necessarily cause depression. It fosters respect, discipline and love. bLuEe.., Confu.. – Turns out a well adjusted person able to distinguish right from wrong. ronsw.. – “I usually deserve it..” :: An opinion with candour. Question to Adults: Is this view ingrained from... show more old_w.. – Spanking does not necessarily cause depression. It fosters respect, discipline and love.
bLuEe.., Confu.. – Turns out a well adjusted person able to distinguish right from wrong.
ronsw.. – “I usually deserve it..”
:: An opinion with candour. Question to Adults: Is this view ingrained from establishment or an independent thought sans adult or popular influence?

Corporal punishment as a measure of last resort:
♥Butt..; Angel.. ( Timeout before spanking. ); olsch.. ( For every action, a consequence: time-outs and warnings first. ); Steph.. (aka. Pink..), Vbryd.. ( Wrong when used excessively. )
Update 5: Of Favorable reception towards other forms of edification 14 Total Thumbs Up 55 Down 50 ThePh.. – Spanking tends to escalate into beatings. This pattern of thought reinforces itself in punishment. In response, the child retaliates or seeks physical affection in any form. Gina.. – “.. it is because I have... show more Of Favorable reception towards other forms of edification 14
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ThePh.. – Spanking tends to escalate into beatings. This pattern of thought reinforces itself in punishment. In response, the child retaliates or seeks
physical affection in any form.
Gina.. – “.. it is because I have lost my temper..punishment is not directly proportional to the mischievous act.”

Thatm.. – Spanking fulfills parental desire to establish an order of authority, rather than an altruistic edifying intent for the child to realise and learn from impropriety. Corporal punishment is demeaning: are children and adults not humans and therefore be accorded similar respect ? Does force beget force ?
Update 6: Mouse. – “Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.” The rules of spanking is a paradox of sorts when justifying use of force. Anger arises from the memory of hurt and humiliation, lingering longer after the act and serves to overwhelm the learning point of the offending incident. Sexmu.. – Spanking... show more Mouse. – “Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.” The rules of spanking is a paradox of sorts when justifying use of force. Anger arises from the memory of hurt and humiliation, lingering longer after the act and serves to overwhelm the learning point of the offending incident.

Sexmu.. – Spanking is to be lazy in parenting. A child can be brought up well heeled without resorting to violence which is results from frustration.
Becca.. – Advantage of hindsight provides alternative views and solutions.

As_It.. – Circumspection by illustration to dissuade impropriety.
Karen.. – Threat of corporal punishment would suffice as deterrent.
Night.. – As above.
Update 7: Other forms of Disciplining children exist: Jazmi.. – “..other ways to discipline children..I am not against it..there are other ways.” :: To cherry pick, held in contention either for or against spanking. Liz.. – Other non-physical ways of discipline exist. Lost.. – Spanking is an out molded form of... show more Other forms of Disciplining children exist:
Jazmi.. – “..other ways to discipline children..I am not against it..there are other ways.” :: To cherry pick, held in contention either for or against spanking.
Liz.. – Other non-physical ways of discipline exist.
Lost.. – Spanking is an out molded form of discipline.
AMAND.. – “Never spank.”
Update 8: Hocke.. – Head knowledge is different from application..punishment involves revealing consequences and engaging the child to explain the what and whys of impropriety and subsequent resolution..helps the child think things through before they act. I want my children to - do the right thing because they know it... show more Hocke.. –
Head knowledge is different from application..punishment involves revealing consequences and engaging the child to explain the what and whys of impropriety and subsequent resolution..helps the child think things through before they act. I want my children to
- do the right thing because they know it is the right thing.
- to obey me because they trust and respect me.
Resorting to spanking shows a lack of
- patience
- thought on use of non-violent alternatives.
“My children are not my possessions..children and adults alike test boundaries because they are human..and are not rationalised equally.”

Last count as of 06 March.
Update 9: RedSn.. – “Beating, however unpleasant, works..due to the lack of discipline..we have a nation of uncontrollable brats.”
:: It does appear a case of human rights gone awry.
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