Journal Entry 15 – Spanking

In 1-2 paragraphs discuss your views on spanking. Be sure to touch on the following issues.

Is it OK for parents to spank children? Why?
Were you spanked?
Will you spank your children? Why?
When should parents spank? Lying? Disobeying?
When should parents not spank? Accidents? Out of anger? In public?
What ages can be spanked? 6 months? 6 years? 16 years?
What should parents spank with? Hand? Belt? Paddle? Switch? Bare bottom?
Who should spank? Dad? Grandma? Teacher? Neighbor? Stranger?
If there is a better alternative, should parents use it?
How is spanking different from abuse?