If you cannot solve problems with words and have to resort to physical means to communicate with people, then you should not have children.
So you're saying anyone who's ever spanked a kid should never have sired any children? You, my friend, are full of shit.
While I agree that parents have to be parents, and not friends, if you use violence to teach/control/discipline/whatever your child, then you are sending a terrible message to your kid. Sure, smacking a kid might get him to never draw on the wall again, and you say that it won't cause the kid any problems. I disagree. For the rest of his life, that kid will associate messing up with getting hit. Is that really what you want him to think?
YES! I want my kid to know that there are consequences for messing up! If you don't discipline your children, they grow up thinking that they can't get in trouble and will be MORE likely to do something stupid than ones who got a smack to the butt.
I would rather have a kid who is willing to come clean about his mistakes because he knows he won't get his ass kicked for it. You can fix crayon marks on a wall in about 30 seconds. People with abusive parents can go to therapy for years and still be messed up for the rest of their lives.
I would too but most kids just are going to lie to avoid getting punished, even if it's a timeout or some other weak bullshit. That's just how most kids are.
Look at it this way, if you hit someone in public, you can go to jail for assault or battery or whatever, so why on earth should it be ok for you to hit a child?
I just love fallacious arguments like these. It all depends on how it's done. Should a parent haul off and flat out deck their kid? Of course not but I do not see the problem with a swat to butt and some quick stern talk. That'll keep the kid in line.
Its also illegal for other adults to hit your child(ie. no corporal punishment in schools), so again, why should it be ok for you to hit your kid?
Your parents brought you into this world, they feed, shelter and clothe you for free and they cannot administer a spanking? Oh puh-lease.
I mean, if I had a kid, or hell, even my little brother for example, and I saw someone hit him, I would flip out.
Another fallacious argument. Parents and family do not equal random people on the street.
the other people dealt with it in that list of countires that banned spanking, so can we.
It shouldn't even be an issue. This stupid ban is a byproduct of psychiatrists who don't know a goddamn thing and have never had children of their own.