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How to spank in public without having everyone around you assume you're a child abuser?

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 ...
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Are there any studies showing how spanking bans have affected society since 1979?

There was a study carried out by Professor Joan Durrant, University of Ontario, looking at the Swedish smacking ban called A Generation Without Smacking [PDF], first published in 1999. The key ...
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How can I explain the negative effects of spanking to someone who isn't a philosopher, behavior specialist etc?

I took a sociology course in college and one of the main topics was spanking and how it is harmful. The professor taught us many reasons, such as the adult is showing the child that physical harm is ...
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How to spank in public without having everyone around you assume you're a child abuser?

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 ...
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How can I explain the negative effects of spanking to someone who isn't a philosopher, behavior specialist etc?

I'm neither a philosopher nor a behaviour specialist, but my reasoning goes along these lines (and doesn't come with any warranty): Young kids learn to deal with everyday life by copying/imitating ...
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How to spank in public without having everyone around you assume you're a child abuser?

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 ...
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Should we expect the kids to make an eye contact always?

...are [there] times when we should ask the kid not to make an eye contact? No, I can't think of any situation where we should ask or insist that a child not make eye contact. Eye gaze is an ...
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How to spank in public without having everyone around you assume you're a child abuser?

A great lesson I heard my dad give was: "Home is where the kind of self-discipline that is remembered, is taught". A great lesson I heard from a pastor was: "Never hit your children in anger, ...
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