quote:Originally posted by BFred07:
The long term effects of spanking (when used properly)are happy, responsible,law abiding adults!
On the other hand there are parents that spank their children because they are angry, want revenge. Spanking should only be a tool to correct unacceptable behavior and even then should only be done for the more serious offenses because if it is used to often it can begin to loose its effectiveness. For the minor stuff a time out, grounding, taking their cell phone, etc can also be effective tools.
+1 No sense in arguing this one. One either agrees with PROPER application of corporal punishment or one doesn't. But to come out and say that ALL corporal punishment is 'wrong' is liberal closedmindedness at its best.