Summary: To Spank Or Not To Spank

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Haila Jones To Spank or not to Spank As parents we use discipline to teach our children the difference between the right thing and the wrong thing to do. It is the parent’s choice what type they would like to use. There are several, different types of parental styles starting with: authoritarian , overly permissive , authoritative, and spanking (corporal punishment). There are different parenting styles depending on your culture as well. I believe that there is no right or wrong way to discipline a child, but there is a right and wrong way to behave. Some children do not need as much discipline as the next child. It is the parent’s job to access what their child needs. I believe in spanking my children in the respect I was, along with…show more content…
There are several studies, books, and articles that back and support my opinion and prove this to be true. Whether or not people agree with me or not, it is a proven fact in some cases. I do spank my children when I feel they have done wrong and no other punishments seem to work. I find it makes children more respectful toward their elders and mind what their parents say. I have witnessed other children who do not have proper discipline act out and embarrass their parents because they do not have anything to be afraid of or loose. If their parents do not spank and discipline them, they feel they can act however they choose and have no consequences. Children that get spankings and are disciplined are less likely to act out in public and respect their parents and other adult figures. I am from the south and being exposed to the ways and beliefs of southerners I have learned and are now teaching manners and discipline to my children just as I was taught as a…show more content…
It derives from a passage in the Bible which states, “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” Proverbs 13: 24 Discipline shows a child that they are not above reproach and that they are responsible for their own actions. Children are born instinctively with the understanding of “I am right, you are wrong, and I will do what I please”. But as parents it our sole purpose from the child’s very first breathe to imbed all of what we know and believe to be right in order to survive and flourish in the world around us into them. The Bible also states, “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod will drive it far from him.” Proverbs 22:15 I myself am a believer in the Christian faith and what I have learned from my belief I firmly stand by. A “spanking” is not the only form of punishment I use, but I feel it is appropriate in times of clear defiance. That does not mean I intend to inflict a large amount of pain on my children nor do I use that form of punishment

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