User voted No, spanking a child is always bad.
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Mar 28, 2015

I say no. In my observation of children and my memory of being a child myself, I've come to realize that children learn more from following the example of others than they do from what you say to them. So if you tell your child, "Don't hit people," but you're hitting your child on the butt, what lesson do you think your child is learning?

I watched my sister raise my nephew using the time-out method: You tell the child what's expected of him, and if he disobeys, he has to sit in the corner and do nothing for a period of time. Two minutes for two-year-olds, three minutes for three-year-olds, etc. My nephew grew up to be a fine young man who is respectful of others. And he doesn't hit people.

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May 5, 2015

My mom "whooped" me when i was a kid, and i learned not to hit people, and i learned it well because if i did hit someone who didn't deserve it she'd whoop my a** for it, even animals know that you have to use tough love to teach the young, and it is written "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die." (or to make that more clear"Do not hesitate to discipline a child. If you spank him, he will not die. ") and "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes." (or more clearly "Whoever refuses to spank his son hates him, but whoever loves his son disciplines him from early on.") and by so doing you can save your child from "Sheol" (שְׁאוֹל)

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