i was looking threw videos that i thought might interest me and this one popped up. it is about the effects of spanking on young children. i found that the majority of videos and articles are very anti spanking. this doesn't surprise me. it seams that spanking has been reduced as a viable punishment since i was young. I am quite a bit older than the majority of the students in this class and can honestly say i remember being spanked by my parents. i personally think that when used sparingly that spanking can serve a purpose. the video comparing it to terrorism it a little ridiculous.
That being said i do see how spanking could teach children bad responses at a young age. "The reason for this may be that spanking sets up a loop of bad behavior. Corporal punishment instills fear rather than understanding. Even if children stop tantrums when spanked, that doesn't mean they get why they shouldn't have been acting up in the first place. What's more, spanking sets a bad example, teaching children that aggressive behavior is a solution to their parents' problems."
I don't don't know if I'd spank my children. (luckily i don't have to worry about that yet) even having grown up around it i don't feel any negativity towards my parents for spanking me. i guess it's something I'll have time to think about.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1983895,00.html#ixzz1d8tOsZ52