A parent cannot spank their child without fear of government intervention and/or penalization.
When I was growing up you got spanked by the schools, parents, and even neighbors if you did not act right. That was how it was. You speak disrespectfully at a teacher, the Vice-Principal got a piece of your butt, and every one in school knew you got it by the end of the day. The note sent from the school requiring a parents signature advised the parent that you got spanked and why. We have taken this form of punishment away from the schools. In some homes if you did not do as instructed by the Mother, when Dad got home you got spanked. Sometimes if the situation warranted such you may get a spanking from Mom but for the most part as children reached their teen years Dad was the one that delivered the punishment. This has all changed.
Spanking is considered by many to not be an acceptable form of punishment. And today, a parent cannot punish their child by spanking them for their unacceptable conduct but the Court can take your child and sentence them to prison for their unacceptable conduct. I am in favor of spanking if it stops the misconduct. But to tell me that I cannot spank my child who becomes difficult to manage just allows the problem to escalate and eventually the child will end up afoul the law enabling the Courts to stick their noses into the conduct of your child. The strongest opponents to spanking are children, and people that have yet to have children of their own.
My generation is responsible for this mess. Many of my generation said that “Nobody is going to spank my baby.” And, we were very vocal about the issue. It just goes to show you, experience is the best teacher. Our parents knew what to do when we acted like fools, they spanked us. Our parents knew what to do when we did not do as told, they spanked us. Guess what, our children get to act like fools and are not concerned with doing as that are told to. Our children do as they want to.
Parents that believe their “little Johnny” such a well behaved boy, do not even know their son. Little Johnny acts the pillar of society in front of Mom and Dad because he wants something. But away from Mom and Dad’s observation, little Johnny is a little “prick” that back-talks adults and treats other terribly. Think I am joking? Today’s child has not only learned how to manipulate but also do not truly fear reprisal if getting caught doing something wrong. The end result is, who do they have to fear when they do something wrong? The next phase for a child’s punishment is by the Courts. What about the local Family Services Department? Here’s another “Guess what?” folks. Family Services in most jurisdictions in the United States is the Courts. No matter how you look at it, the parent cannot punish their child for their wrong-doings, but the Courts can remove your child from your household, give them a juvenile record of misconduct, and if they chose to can take away their freedom. THINK ABOUT THIS A DAMN MINUTE! Would you really rather the Courts raise your child? If spanking your child would prevent his future misconduct and keep the Courts from intruding into your home, why wouldn’t you spank your child?
In today’s society there is not a single child that is not disrespectful to others. Oh, except your child? You are an idiot to believe your child is not being disrespectful towards others, maybe not to you because he wants his cell phone or the keys to the car, but he treats the rest of the world like crap. He fears nobody because anybody that should punish his misconduct cannot do so anymore because we all suffer from rectal-cranial inversion and let our children walk around like the world owes them something. Now, I am not saying all children are a problem such as this. What I am saying is if you think your child does not fit the aforementioned description, he does.
We are raising our young to believe they can do almost anything offensive to anybody. They disrespect their parents, the schools, law enforcement, and everyone else because we have allowed them “no fear.” We are responsible for rearing a generation or two of “raised by the Courts” children and we are allowing the Court to invade our homes and dictate how we rear our children. Why? Because we we do not take the Parental Responsibility of correcting our child’s misconduct while a little spanking would work. Seldom did I ever do the same wrong more than once when spanked. That simple little spanking taught me that there were lines you were not to cross, acts the brought about reprisal, and if I feared anybody it was my Father as he was the disciplinarian in the household. How many fathers in today’s society even have the respect of their children? Look again, you can count them on a single hand.
There is a dramatic difference between spanking your child and child abuse. If you do not know the difference, you are part of the problem. Learn the difference and make your child’s future a good one. DO NOT abuse your child . . .