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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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Pablo B.
Saturday December 26, 2015, 7:20 PM


71% affirmative?

Aaron Bouchard
Saturday December 19, 2015, 11:11 AM


It depends

Aaron Bouchard
Friday November 13, 2015, 3:40 PM


Depends but to teach violence they are more apt to learn violence

Aaron Bouchard
Monday October 5, 2015, 7:20 AM


Dont think so

Paulinha Russell
Friday August 14, 2015, 12:20 AM


Thank you

John B.
Friday May 22, 2015, 5:35 AM


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

Jo S.
Friday March 27, 2015, 8:36 PM


Maybe under certain conditions.

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.



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