Now-a-days, some parents are absolutely against physical disciplinary actions, while other parents wholeheartedly believe in getting a switch. I say, to each their own but more times than not, children who get spankings are less likely to act out because they fear that mom and dad will get their butt. Kids that only get a time out, toys are taken away, or even a simple talking to will more than likely get in trouble more so because they don’t fear the consequences.
Thirty years ago, even a decade ago, no one batted an eye when someone spanked their child. It was always “Did you hear what little Johnny did to his momma’s flowers? She got his butt good too.” Now, it’s the unthinkable to hear someone say they popped their child for bad behavior. “It’s abuse”, they say, “Call child services, she whooped her son in the grocery store.” You know you’ve been there too. We all have and we can’t wait to finally get home away from all the dirty glares.
Here are ten reasons that you may want to consider spanking your child from now on, or if you’re already on the bandwagon, kudos. Your child will thank you for it one day, but not today.
- You Need to Be Respected by Your Child. Your child needs to learn the importance of authority. Teaching them to respect you, helps them to respect others now and later on in life.
- Setting Standards: Children need limits. They can’t have everything growing up or they will have a rude awakening when it’s time to be an adult. They need rules to go by.
- Children Need Self Control. You as their parent need to teach them how to exercise restraint. Teaching them self-control as a child will help them as they grow into adulthood.
- They Need to Be Held Accountable. Hold your child accountable for their actions. All decisions have their own consequences, some are good while others aren’t. Reward their good behavior and structure their disobedience. As the saying goes, for every action there is a reaction.
- Give Them a Role Model. Your child looks up to you whether you know it or not. Being a good role model sets an example for what kind of person they should be. Do good and you will receive good.
- Teach Strength! Often people fear that spanking a child will create self-doubt and self-esteem issues. The truth of the matter is that most children need structure and discipline to function correctly in society.
- Focusing on The Bad: Pay attention to all the good that your child does and reward them for it, but don’t be afraid to spank them when they do misbehave. If you ignore the bad, it can only get worse.
- Repercussions Your child needs to understand that even though they are young they will still have to answer to the law, whether it’s your laws or the governments. Spankings now could keep you from visiting a juvenile detention center later.
- It’s Not Abuse A simple spanking properly given is not abuse, certain guidelines should be provided.
- Love Your Little Ones Everyone wants to be their child’s best friend, and you can be, but you should be their parent first and foremost. Sometimes they just need a little tough love.
I’m not saying all negative behavior should result in a spanking, but most children eventually do something to need one. It’s inevitable, they’re kids. At the end of the day, they will still love you, I promise.
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