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Is It Ever OK To Spank?

Frank172 Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 3:12 PM
Child abuse is when an adult attacks a child for release. The intent is to give vent to rage and cause pain. This is what you are talking about, and every thinking person already abhors it. Now let's talk about something separate and distinct from abuse. Discipline is when a parent trains their child using memorable consequences. The intent of discipline is to teach a child to control their natural selfish and immature impulses. It can include time-outs, spankings, and deprivation. Just as time-outs should not last for a week, spankings should not leave a mark and deprivation should be used only on luxuries. Even with careful discipline, there is a danger of causing emotional damage if parents don't provide equal or greater amounts of encouragement and affection. Striking this balance is worthy of study and discussion, reading yet another article conflating discipline and abuse is not.
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Is It Ever OK To Spank?

Frank172 Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 12:46 PM
Nailed it Starchecker.
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Is It Ever OK To Spank?

Frank172 Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 8:23 AM
Beatings, violence, anger, yelling, rage, abuse, venting, injuring - why would anyone confuse these with spanking and discipline? Why is it that every article that claims to be about spanking devolves into a scolding about abuse? Everyone knows that abuse is done for the benefit of the abuser and discipline is done for the benefit of the child. When you are training a child to respect authority and control their impulses, you must employ memorable consequences. They don't have to be harsh, they should never leave a mark, and they should absolutely be used carefully and out of love for the child. My daughter knew in advance what punishments were in store for misbehaving, disrespect, and lying. After each discipline, we would talk it through to make sure she understood that she was loved and accepted, but bad behavior was not. Careful spanking teaches clearly what can't be understood with words by the very young.
It's not the lie of the year - it's the biggest lie in presidential history. Bigger than "I'm not a crook" or any other. No other lie comes close because the President knew full well it was a lie, he repeated it numerous times, and no other lie has caused this much damage to so many.
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Health Care for the Pushy

Frank172 Wrote: Nov 06, 2013 10:10 PM
I'm having trouble figuring something out - how should I spend the $2,500 Obamacare is going to save my family this year?
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