This topic is locked, no replies allowed. Inaccurate or out-of-date info may be present.

  • Print

Topic: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse  (Read 11473 times)

cgould0521

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16 (since 2010)
  • Thanked: 0x
Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« on: August 23, 2010, 08:48:24 pm »
 :D

AmyTrivitt

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Silver Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 1140 (since 2009)
  • Thanked: 0x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 08:50:06 pm »
No, excessive force on a child is though. A good swat never hurt a child. Your local DHS could answer more on this topic.

dreamyxo

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Platinum Member
  • *********
  • Posts: 5487 (since 2007)
  • Thanked: 72x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 09:17:56 pm »
It's not to me.  There's a difference between a severe beating and spanking.

jtkrhk

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 32 (since 2010)
  • Thanked: 0x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 09:16:39 am »
no absolutely not. but there is definitely a difference between spanking your kid and beating them senseless.

GoGoKokiGo

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 640 (since 2009)
  • Thanked: 1x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 01:24:22 pm »
I don't like the idea of inflicting pain on children. But sometimes you just have to...I guess. If there is no other option and all else fails.

southernhorizons

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Gold Member
  • ********
  • Posts: 2914 (since 2008)
  • Thanked: 57x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 03:46:05 pm »
Spanking is not child abuse. Beating a child would be abuse, but just spanking them is discipline, and we all know they need discipline from time to time. It would be child abuse to let them grow up as spoiled unmanageable brats. I see so many kids today that are on the road to jail, because they were never trained right by their parents and spanked as needed.

crystalhodder

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 112 (since 2010)
  • Thanked: 0x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 06:39:02 pm »
Spanking in not abuse.  If you are going far beyond what a spanking is then yes.  Its the only way to let them know sometimes that doing wrong has consequences.  Sometimes that involves having a few licks added as well.  It makes you remember so you don't do it again.  A spanking never hurt anyone just their feelings.  Never appoligise for it either.  Don't dewell on it once its over move on don't stay mad just let it go.  Good luck!!   :dog: :cat: :thumbsup:

Lusie

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 432 (since 2010)
  • Thanked: 0x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 06:52:42 pm »
If a child is bruised during th spanking itis considered child abuse so if achild bruises easy you have to be careful.

trujillo33

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 589 (since 2009)
  • Thanked: 0x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 10:09:53 pm »
Now a days i think its consider child abuse

Lusie

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 432 (since 2010)
  • Thanked: 0x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010, 10:14:29 pm »
I just know that when my sister in laws kid turned her in for child abuse he called the cops on her. When the officer got to the house asked the boy where he was bruised the boy said he was not. The cop then turned to his mom and told her that spanking her child was alowed as long as there was no bruising.

home_teachin

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Elite Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 949 (since 2007)
  • Thanked: 1x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2010, 02:02:13 am »
I think that may depend on the state you live in. Also whether you are talking about a swat on the butt or a belt or switch beating. I think it should be illegal as it seems to do more harm than good. Every kid with rotten behavior I have met gets spanked and doesn't improve. It just teaches them to be violent.

rbeal2324

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 144 (since 2010)
  • Thanked: 0x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2010, 04:21:52 am »
I do not feel that spanking a child is child abuse.  However,  when it brings blood or bruising then yes ,  IMO  I think that would be abuse.   I think that society has turned away from spankings and this is why you see what you do when you go out to eat, at movies and ect.      I say bring back the good old days when a spanking set you straight and you did not act up  the way i have seen children do recently.

articx

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Gold Member
  • ********
  • Posts: 2448 (since 2007)
  • Thanked: 16x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2010, 06:46:03 am »
Spanking is not child abuse, it is discipline. Children need to be disciplined.

jzmom

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 267 (since 2010)
  • Thanked: 0x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2010, 06:54:40 am »
I was spanked as a child and it was never abusive, just a couple of good swats. I turned out ok.  I spanked my children when they were growing up and I also just gave them a couple of good swats.  The schools told my children and  their classmates that if their parents were spanking them it was abuse.  My children never felt it was abuse and my daughter says she will spank her children when she has her own.  I think it is good for the children to have respect for their parents and if they aren't disciplined, they never learn to.  That is another subject for another day!

cubarican210

    US flag
    View Profile
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 696 (since 2010)
  • Thanked: 0x
Re: Is Spanking Your Child considered child abuse
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2010, 11:45:47 am »
Every parent has a different tolerance level. If you're not that tolerant and you know you have a short fuse don't take your anger out on the kids. That's just wrong. Judging from the way I was raised, I know what I'm going to do with my kids but I would do it better than my parents did. I'd rather explain to the child what they did wrong and sit them in a time out or take something away that they like as a punishment. I think that would be the better way to get the message across. For some reason, hitting a child makes them more scared and they may even shy away from their parents. I say that because I did, I never talked to my mom and dad about anything that was bothering me and I even had boyfriends behind their back because they wouldn't allow me to talk to boys. Instead of my parents closing the gap between us, they made it larger. But now that I'm grown up and married, I don't have to worry about that anymore. I can do my own thing without their approval because everyone has to do what makes them happy. Getting married made me happy. Now I know how to act with my kids.

  • Print
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
13 Replies
2024 Views
Last post January 03, 2011, 06:14:59 am
by ElleRich
28 Replies
3489 Views
Last post January 04, 2011, 04:54:05 pm
by ShadeTree
17 Replies
2794 Views
Last post April 15, 2011, 06:54:19 am
by texaswhiterose
8 Replies
1257 Views
Last post October 18, 2011, 03:50:28 pm
by shepherdchik
0 Replies
299 Views
Last post January 04, 2012, 10:07:36 am
by loulizlee