Skip to comments.France Bans Spanking
Posted on 01/04/2017 8:45:04 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
France has joined the ranks of the fifty plus other countries which have banned corporal punishment or the spanking of children. As a longtime advocate of peaceful parenting, Stefan Molyneux responds to this news and the reaction it has received online.
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Mooslims excepted, of course.
I also think it’s worth granting an exception for French maids!
but I guess raping infidels and setting cars on fire are just dandy...
Got to get their attention before you can reasonably and logically point out the errors in their ways.
Before children hit The Age of Reason - about age 3, I think a swat to the buttocks to get their attention is warranted. Same goes for dog training and breaking horses.
I can remember the TWO times my Dad ever hit me. Both were warranted and both saved me from bodily harm.
Thanks, Dad! I’m so GLAD you didn’t go to the Arthur McGowan School for Loser Parents, LOL! ;)
Just yankin’ your chain. But, I think you’re painting with too broad a brush.
When you are in a restaurant, and the waiter fails to bring what you ordered, you punch him, right? Or do you just slap him? After all, you have to get his attention, right?
When your elderly mother gets forgetful, you slap her, right? So your children can see that you treat them with the SAME respect you show to your mother, right? You wouldn’t want your children to see that you respect your mother, but don’t respect them, right?
If spanking is used for anything more than getting the child’s attention, you have failed to learn parenting. Spanking is not a useful first resort. It is only useful if used judiciously when the child’s “shell” has to be penetrated to get the disciplinary message through.
Post-election, the streets were full of spoiled brats who were spared the rod.
Yankees know everything
If you don’t believe me just ask
You do straw man fallacies quite well, FRiend.
Spanking reinforces the point that there is a time when you can lose your patience and it is warranted.
That doesn’t promote self-control which is what your child needs to know.
Wow, there’s a great step toward world peace!
Instructing a three yr. old to not smear peanut butter on the living room curtains, maybe not so much. Apples and oranges.
Spanking has its place.
God’s Word says so and I’ll go with it rather than your opinion.
And for the record with four children three probably only had 3-4 spankings between them. The youngest however had a few more. He liked to do the in your face direct disobedience type stuff.
Kids raised the Arthur who knows best how to raise kids way
Some you have to spank
Some you don’t
I’ve got two who needed spankings bad
I’ve got two who are sensitive and my growl was holy plenty
I’ve got one who needed a wee bit but not much
I got a lot of spanking mostly unneeded but I still admire my dad more than any man ever lived
Some snowflakes just can’t handle
But it’s funny how they run that mouth
Obviously never having to back it up
Where I was raised till aged 15 when dad hit the chips
Blue collar Deep South semi urban white
You ran that mouth and challenged or belittled folks you could get hurt unless you could back it up
This forum is replete with those who never cashed that check
You are putting everyone’s perception, cognition, logical skills, etc. on the same plane regardless of age or developmental level.
You are also conflating absurd, dramatic hypotheticals with everyday childrearing situations.
You may have strong feelings about the matter but fallacies and sophistry only detract from your argument.
Between the ages of 3 and 6. No instruments, just a hand on the butt, only for serious not thinking offenses. Some never need it. Three out of four of my kids did need it. Still have one kid under 6 but haven’t spanked her much at all.
There is no need to spank a kid after 6 or after they reach the intellectual age of 6. I have one special needs child who wasn’t “six-ish” until about 9-10.
I’m glad the gendarmes now have another great excuse to stay out of the no go zones.
Does anybody care that the Bible is clear on this issue?
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