Why I’m Tired of the Old-School Argument That Spanking Made a Better Generation

Many people from my generation were spanked, yet now as parents, very few of us spank. I personally never have and never would spank my child, but I know that some people feel otherwise. I do, however, get mad when I see meme after Internet meme with claims like “I knew respect because I was spanked!” or “Kids were better for being spanked in my day!” Over and over again, countless people “like” and share posts that suggest how getting spanked or hit made them better children/adults later on in life, or at the very least, getting spanked didn’t change them for the worse.

Indeed, I’m sure that these folks who were spanked are good people and survived the spankings just fine. I’m sure they’re tax-paying and law-abiding citizens who contribute to our society. I don’t doubt that. That’s not my issue with the statements.

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Power of Positive Discipline Works For Me,

Laura

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