Reply to "The Long-Term Effects of Spanking (published study)"

Originally posted by dogsoldier0513:
As has been previously pointed out, the whole 'spare the rod' thingy isn't actually IN the Bible. However, God DID say, in the Old Testament. unruly and disrespectful children should be 'stoned to death'. Today's kids are lucky that we don't live under Old Testament law, huh?

This is one time I have to correct you, Dog. Spare the rod is in the Bible.
Proverbs 13:24 "He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly."

While it might not be the exact wording most commonly used by proponents of spanking, it's pretty self-explanatory. This is where I depart from reprimanding you, Dog.

Buttercup should realize that not all spanking is carried out appropriately. This is how it should go:
1)Never spank your child when you're mad as a hornet. Emotion can sometimes stand in the way of reason.
2)Before the spanking, talk with your child about why their actions warrant spanking. Let them know that you love them.
3)Spank. A simple open palm on the rear will suffice. Don't make them pull their pants down. That's just strange.
4)Love on them.

It sometimes hurts MY feelings to have to spank my son, but I know he'll be a better person for it.