Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Spare the rod...

I'm gonna open up a can of worms here. I believe in spanking. It's a good thing. Parents need to do it more.
I spank my kids. Our friends spank their kids. It's so nice to be around well behaved kids.
I believe that many of the problems in our society would be reduced if parents would just set limits and enforce consequences. I'm not talking about unleashing on your kid like that psycho dad from the "twisted sister" 80's rock video. I'm talking about obedience. Simple consequences for their actions. Consequences they know before they commit the crime.

What I really want to talk about is at what age do you believe someone should start spanking a child? I asked Costas Macris, founder of Hellenic Ministries who has 6 children in ministry, what he thought and he said "once they start being bad". A simple answer but profound. If a 5 or 6 month old baby is touching the plugs is it OK to spank their hand? When is it too young to spank?

19Oct04-Log: 10AM Basil the plumber over to fix tub, 11-6 chapel (phone, email, visit corinthian towers with flyers, fix chapel computers, printouts, planning argentina)


Loren said...

Hey: I know my opinion won't amount to much because I'm only 16. My parents spanked ME, and because of that I learned that they are consistent and need to follow through on their discipline. There is a HUGE difference between spanking and throwing your kid against a wall, smacking him, calling him worthless, etc. I don't see why people get so hyper about spanking, I really don't. It's just a form of discipline. But yes, I know, I'm only 16, I don't have a kid, etc. And I suppose I'm majorly biased cause I was spanked when I was little, therefore "of course I'd think it was right".
Hey, about the religious debates...Here is a quote for ya:"Learn to defend your convictions without hating your adversary". Isn't that awesome?? Toodles for now.

Brent said...

I think you had something good at the beginning there, but then got off subject too much. Opening a can of worms is a good idea. After reading your post, I got to thinkin. I came to the conclusion that fucking a can/bag of worms would probably be an interesting sensation. I mean, they're cold but slimey.

Well Sean, thanks for the idea, and keep working on it. I think we should bounce ideas like this, off each other more often.

annabelle said...

Well, I think that spanking is a good thing to teach children to obey. I DO NOT mean abusive stuff either, just to clear that up. No face smacking, or screaming and throwing, leaving bruises and blood etc. etc. :(!

Something I just thought I wanted to thro out was that spanking shouldn't be done out of anger. It should be discipline, not retaliation against a kid. You spank a kid cause you love 'em, and want them to grow up and not hurt themself in the future :)

Im another 16 year old kid, so whatever I say might be discredited too :). lol!

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