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Is there a way to execute corporal punishment in public without triggering unknowing and irrational fears in strangers? No, not in this day and age. I would not spank in public, but that doesn't mean I would do nothing. Removing a child to a private place for a little sit-down or a time out would be my choice. Removing them to a private place for a swat ...


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I will echo the sentiments of anongoodnurse and Brian Robbins: The best way to use corporal punishment in public is to not use corporal punishment in public. Without taking a stance on the practice itself, it's clear that it's not typically acceptable behavior for public places. Public places almost always have private places you can remove yourself to. ...


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I stick by the old adage "Praise in public, discipline in private." My parents had no qualms about taking me outside if we were in a restaraunt, or back to the car if we were at a park or something similar. Since disciplining your child is your business and no one else's, I would take your child to the restroom or back to the car. A restroom works ...


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You can't avoid getting judged for your parenting decisions. Just look at the responses on this page. If you didn't spank, other people would judge you for trying to logically reason with a three year-old throwing a tantrum, thereby dragging out the child's misery, not to mention annoying everyone in earshot. Here's some things to keep in mind, though: ...



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