I'm against beating children.
mysaviorisjesus said:I think they need it sometimes. Once my son used the lord's name in vain and he relaly deserved it.
I agree.Set Free! said:Brethren,
You've got to be very careful in these days how
we 'term' and 'use' words!
Your approach is admirable and hopefully it will continue to work as your child matures. With the upbringing of our son, we found similar success, until he began to exert some independence. At that time children begin to show some belligerence...to challenge authority. A parent has to maintain control. Sometimes the child will back down, but eventually they confront you. At that moment I found that a hand to the backside was a suitable remedy. It let's them know that (in accord with the scriptures) there are times when "might makes right."NotJustACarpenter said:I was spanked growing up and I don't feel abused either but times are changing and my wife and I have chosen just to take things/privileges away for undesired behavior and also always follow thru when you threaten to do so. Being consistent brings respect. Now we only have one child and she is only five years old....but so far this has brought us success.
When a child is beaten, they are being abused, and thats a crime!