“I was beat/spanked/paddled and I turned out fine! See?”
I would argue that you did not turn out fine; you turned into someone who thinks it’s okay to hit a defenseless child when she does something wrong because you have power over someone smaller than you.
Not to mention, what does spanking actually teach kids? It teaches kids that they can and should physically hit others when others do something that they don’t like. I’ve taken care of children since I was fourteen, and I’ve seen parents hit their kids for hitting their sibling or a peer. In what world does that make sense?
I absolutely love and trust the person I’m reblogging this from so I’d like to get that out of the way first. Here’s the thing, I believe the person who made the post, while taking care of kids since they were 14, failed to grasp the concept of immediate consequence in a child’s actions so it takes affect and plants a seed in the child’s head so they can determine what is right and what is wrong. You know who doesn’t learn? The kids who are put on time outs for everything and thus ignored and forgotten for making mistakes. At which point they’ll decide it’s time to break more rules because in their mind you’ve forgotten about them. You forgot, children don’t always think the way we do now as adults.