Dear Ms. Marwood – Spanking My Kid

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Dear Ms. Marwood
Is it ok.. for instance to spank your child if they are not following the rules?? If you warned them, asked them, negotiated….then what comes next?? Do you spank in public? Is it worse to swat their hinney’s or just let the behavior go??

Dear Sherry,

It is not for me to tell you what is right or wrong for the discipline of your child. Corporal discipline for children is a controversial subject and I am not qualified to advise anyone on this.  I have made a few observations  based on anecdotal reports from clients who were spanked as children – and how each of them felt about it, but you have to do your own due diligence and make an informed decision.  Why not see if you can find some books on the subject.  Read some differing viewpoints and see which resonates with you.  IMO, it sounds more like you have a strong-willed child and are getting frustrated with him/her.  While it might make you feel  like giving your child some good , sound whacks on the hiney, that’s not reason enough to adopt CP as your go-to form of discipline.

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One Response to Dear Ms. Marwood – Spanking My Kid

  1. Anonymous says:

    The parents in my neighborhood never hit their kids unless they absolutely felt like it.

    Once you start hitting a kid, you can say what you want to them, but your actions speak louder than your words. The kids I grew up with were hit routinely, and it made them very tough, almost fearless (feral is a better term). For others, it may destroy their self-esteem because if the person entrusted to protect you is willing to physically hurt you, it signals that you are worthless. That’s how I took it. If it goes that way, expect that your bond with your kids may never be the same.

    Some kids go the opposite way and get a sense of boundaries and security with it and suffer no long term effects.

    In my case, it’s the reason I’m on this site right now. It gave me this wonderful fetish.

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