Beat? Yes. Spank... depends on how you do it and where you live. The laws vary a bit, some places you can't use anything but your hand and it must be on the backside only and can not leave long lasting marks such as bruising or welts.
Physical punishment is just wrong and disturbing. If you really want to teach your child a lesson take their phone away, that would suck more. And of course it is illegal to beat a child!! what kind of question is that!? The argument that being physical with children will make them better people is false as well, if anything it makes them into a much more violent person.
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Beating is just.....no. A spanking/whooping? I think one is needed if a time-out or getting their stuff taken away does not work. (I've seen children in public these days that giving them a little bitty time-out just WILL NOT do.)
a pop on the behind is ok , but there are better ways to discipline your kids rather than 'beating' them. Consistency is the key. As to whether or not it is illegal, probably not. But you should not be leaving marks or bruises on them and, only spank with your hand.
"Spare the rod, spoil the child." It's good to discipline your child, it teaches them right & wrong, & it teaches them respect. As long as you don't beat them with a 2x4 for doing a little something, then your on that fine line between discipline & straight up abuse.
The difference between beating and spanking is temper. Spank (or pop on the butt, whatever you call it) before you get angry. Make sure your child knows for example "I will only tell you to quit nagging twice, then I will pop you behind" then follow through. Promises should be kept whether they are for good things or bad.
just before my son turned 14, he decided to push his luck and tell his mom to frank off when she told him to come in the house. she lit up his lower lip, when I got home (I already new) he showed me his lip and asked "are you gonna let her punch me like that", all I said is sometimes you gotta duck. my wifes 110 lbs. when she's holding a cat, my son is almost 17 now, 160 lbs.and around her its, "please, thank you, yes ma'am. I have never hit my kids, I never felt that I needed to, but I can honestly say, I never got a whoopin I didn't ask for when I was growing up.
I think the wording of your question is wrong. It is never ok to beat a kid but sometimes a kid does need a spanking and there is nothing wrong with that! I was spanked as a child and I am not violent nor do I have messed up feelings towards my parents!
A all got disciplined beating a child senseless is illegal but disciplining them its not it was done in. the past and Mammy purple turned out fine now a days children are being let to be spoiled and unthankful for many things if I had children and they misbehaved or disobeyed I would discipline them not by senselessly hitting them but by punishment and showing if their wrong doing it isn't wrong if you want your child to grow up to be a good person and not one that thinks they can do whatever they please with no consequences
Spanking kids has gone out with the dark ages. Parents these days use non-violent methods to discipline their children. It is very illegal to spank, slap, hit or hurt a child in any way and can cause a parent to lose a child if the authorities find out.
I agree with the non-violent way parents discipline children these days, because I was at the other end of the stick as a child and it was not nice at all. We raised our six kids, with time out and non-violent ways of discipline and they have all gone on to be happy, respectful and productive people. Take care
Yes its freakin illegal to beat your kids. spankin does depend on where you live, how/where, and age. There are plenty of other ways to punish a child, from age 1 to 17. for specific ways, just ask me again. I'll help, I just dont have much to go on, but just please dont beat your children, it will lead on to worse things one way or another.