Verified by Psychology Today. Insight Therapy. I was quite new to America at the time, and knew little about the lives of American families.
Physical or corporal punishment by a parent or other legal guardian is any act causing deliberate physical pain or discomfort to a minor child in response to some undesired behavior. It typically takes the form of spanking or slapping the child with an open hand or striking with an implement such as a belt, slipper, canehairbrush or paddlehanger, and can also include shaking, pinching, forced ingestion of substances, or forcing children to stay in uncomfortable positions. Social acceptance of corporal punishment is high in countries where it remains lawful, particularly among more traditional groups.
Spanking children doesn't help them learn self-control or social skills, and studies consistently show that spanking increases a child's risk of developing behavior problems. But how can we be sure that spanking is harmful, and what can parents do instead when their children misbehave? If they spank, they do it because they believe spanking is the most effective disciplinary tactic available.
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Absolute Spanking is a spanking themed thumbnail gallery post. Some link skimming use of false link script that takes you places you didn't ask for. Nice collection of free spanking picture galleries.
Don't see the graphic above? Click here. In a story published in Octoberwe looked at a new study on spanking that found a "fairly robust" association between corporal punishment and youth violence.
We were in bed, still in those heady, lust-filled days of a new relationship. I really liked her, suspected that I might even love her, which meant I had to tell her the truth about myself. She sat up to listen, and I trailed my fingers over her thigh, eyes down, nervous as a teenager. I was 30 years old and for the first time in my life I was going to tell a girlfriend that I wanted to spank her.