What explains this turnaround? Perhaps America lost interest because most Americans hit their kids, and most think that that is the way it should be. Why do adults hit children?
The bark is worse than the bite, and it's all part of the scene and the fun of the place. However, you don't have to get spanked if you don't want to, and nobody other than perhaps the friends you went there with will give you a hard time over your reluctance. It depends.
Spanking was a subject of debate on every parenting website on the continent during the past week, and I don't understand why. Yes, I know why it was a topic of conversation -- the prestigious journal Pediatrics released a study early in the week showing a possible link between childhood spanking and mental health struggles later in that child's life, and that was news worth talking about. What I don't understand is why it was a debate.
Look at our society today, are we better off now than we were 20 years ago? No we are not! Our schools are a war zone because parents refuse to let the school paddle their kids when they are out of control. Kids are getting away with murder because parents didn't spank their child and let them know right from wrong.
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The debate over spanking goes back many yearsbut the essential question often evades discussion: Does spanking actually work? In the short term, yes. You can correct immediate misbehavior with a slap or two on the rear end or hand.
My mother always told me that she got punished physically by her father all the time, and that the biggest thing it taught her was that she never wanted to ever do the same thing to her children. I'm glad that some parents actually learn a thing or two based off of their own experiences in life, rather than inheriting them to use on their future children. Anyways, that was not my parent's case.