Posted by: Darcel | August 29, 2009

Conscious Friday. Unschoolers & Spanking.

Here are a list of articles on Spanking from Sandra Dodd’s site. Stories of families who did and stopped, a story of a woman who was spanked, but her parents begged her not to. Help to stop spanking, Overcome pressure to spank.

Unschoolers and Spanking

My husband and I were both spanked growing up. My husband didn’t want to spank, but I thought it was the way to go. We ended up trying it a few times when Nakiah was a little over 2. We didn’t like it. It didn’t feel right. We read more and more about spanking and gentle discipline from the time she was 2.5yrs old until now. During that time we quit spanking and we’ve never looked back.

It never made since to us. How can you explain to a child that we don’t hit, but we’re hitting him/her?
Do you realize babies as young as 8 months old are being smacked on the hand?

We believe there are other forms of discipline. It takes more work and thought on our part, but we are their parents. Aren’t our children worth that extra work and thought?

Conscious Friday is hosted by Se’Lah at the Necessary Room

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Responses

  1. Well done for giving up. I abhor almost all violence and believe that parents using it against their children is a huge part of its perpetuation.

  2. Cool blog!

    Rocks Tops

  3. Part of my problem with it (other than it’s violent and unkind) is that I don’t believe hitting/spanking is ever okay when you’re angry, and the thing is… when you aren’t angry, you have lots of patience, kindness and ideas to deal with the problem other than with hitting.
    So not a good idea, as far as I’m concerned.

  4. Debbie, there are some situations where the urge is so strong. Those are the times where I really have to check myself. Breath, count, walk away. Whatever. We’re humans, not robots!

    Thanks for the comment.

  5. We never spanked out kids for those same reasons. Physical violence is wrong. Now, I’m not going to say the urge wasn’t ever there:)


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