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Is corporal punishment, such as spanking, ever permissible when dealing with misbehaving children?

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Poll Results: 3,948 votes
41%
Maybe, under certain conditions, but it should not happen often.
 
30%
Yes, as long as it doesn't injure the child. It's effective.
 
29%
Spanking is never acceptable.
 


Can you spank your child stupid?




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M.N. J.
Thursday December 18, 2014, 2:36 PM


Yes, under certain conditions, but it should not happen often.

Empty threats of punishment with no follow up -- whether one short smack on back of thigh, or withholding of privileges, or a time out -- are damaging to children.

Magdalena J.
Sunday October 5, 2014, 12:49 AM


Maybe.

John B.
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 4:07 PM


Yes, under certain conditions, but it should not happen often.

Sue H.
Thursday July 24, 2014, 10:41 PM


Depends on the situation.

Nyack Clancy
Friday July 4, 2014, 11:25 PM


We need new polls

Jelena Radovanovic
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:02 AM


I don't know, I don't have kids and don't want to think what other people do with their kids....

Vicky P.
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 11:40 PM


Not spanking, I find slapping a child's ass a bit wrong..I would maybe give them a tap on the arm if it was something really bad, otherwise I'm not ok with hitting.

Vicky P.
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 11:39 PM


Not spanking, I find slapping a child's ass a bit wrong..I would maybe give them a tap on the arm if it was something really bad, otherwise I'm not ok with hitting.

Bryna Pizzo
Monday February 3, 2014, 5:02 PM


No.

Bryna Pizzo
Monday February 3, 2014, 5:02 PM


No.



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