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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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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.

Suzan F.
Saturday February 1, 2014, 9:07 PM


Absolutely! My Dad spanked me if I misbehaved, & I turned out OK. Today's kids DON'T get spanked, & look how they're turning out. Higher rates of jail time, or correctional facilities. We KNEW we screwed up, we got spanked, & we learned not to do "that" again. I just don't believe it should be done in public. The idea is to teach them how to behave or not behave, not to humiliate them.

Laura Saxon
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 9:16 AM


Yes. Some children need to be spanked.

Heidi Aubrey
Monday October 14, 2013, 5:03 PM


Under certain conditions.

Mary T.
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:00 PM


no



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