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As a child, did your parents spank you?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by emzie, Feb 15, 2009.

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Were you spanked?

  1. No. They never touched me.

    37 vote(s)
    19.6%
  2. Once or twice, when I really pushed it....

    85 vote(s)
    45.0%
  3. Often.

    34 vote(s)
    18.0%
  4. Spanked? Well I have memories involving a belt....

    17 vote(s)
    9.0%
  5. Wait, your parents stopped when you became an adult? WTF?

    4 vote(s)
    2.1%
  6. My dad is Joseph Fritzl

    3 vote(s)
    1.6%
  7. I like watching Downtown spank radioactive monkeys.

    9 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    Not for me, i wouldn't study for school out of hate and to spite them. I didn't go for terrible grades tho, just average/below average.
     
  2. Riffraff

    Riffraff Deity

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    I don't remember, but my dad told me he spanked me once when I had recently learned spitting and was severly misusing my newly aquired powers...
     
  3. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    No, never.

    I wonder though. Would it be justified if you were spanked to spank your parents whenever they mess up when they go old and senile?
     
  4. King of Town

    King of Town Adventuring

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    I was by basically any adult that came near me. I think the fact that I was spanked more than once for the same type of things proves they didn't really work. Helped me to learn how to run fast though. Usually if I got away I didn't get punished.
     
  5. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    One of them did, abusively. The other I don't think ever did something like that.

    Or actually that one did it once or twice, but only after I became old enough to be strong and taller than them, with the meaning "get out of my sight!", and which was okay with me, because I understood what it was supposed to mean.
     
  6. RedRalph

    RedRalph Deity

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    Once or twice, literally, and only after I had really done somehtign wrong
     
  7. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    Never, but there were times when i should have been spanked. The thing that my mother would do is yell at me to get things done. that never motivated me to do anything, in fact it made me want to do it less, physical punishment would have been much better in that case, even though I would have been bigger than my mum.
     
  8. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    i became one with the belt.
    but i could and did earn it.
    then again, going with knives against papa, when youre 12, and he is 1.98 and 140KG, isnt exactly smart either.

    i probably would discipline my children, but would use force only as a doomsday weapon.
    the wife to be work in Child Protection, so i dont think it would go down well.

    i dont think spanking is nessesary.
    but im SURE the wee ones will have a VERY HEALTHY respect for what i have to say.
    i've perfected "The Look" :D
     
  9. eastsidebagel

    eastsidebagel Deity

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    Also do some practising on your talk, you know, for the time when those little rugrats enter puberty, and you should be fine! :D
     
  10. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    The closest they came to corporal punishment was a firm grasp of the arm. Any discomfort from that was on my part.

    But they never hit me.

    Did it work? Well, I'm not a bum.
    I'd never spank my kids. In my view, it's a sign of defeat.
     
  11. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Argueably it doesn't work as the primary punishment. Other threats and punishments are more likely to work, but if the kid rises up too much, a quick spank will remind them they are definitely the kid in the relationship.

    If I ever have kids, I'd say the psychological punishment would be more useful, and proportionate corporal punishment for truly violent behavior.
     
  12. McManus

    McManus Thinkers friend

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    Never spanked, although once when me and my bro were really acting up my dad got up all thunder and dark clouds and got his belt. Never did find my brother, and a meaningful look at me in the top bunk all scared pooless was enough :D

    The punishment when we were unruly in places like our grandparents (and I do mean unruly to the millionth time we were told to stop) was that our dad usually grabbed our scalps and gave a short tug. It hurt, but I consider it a better way than spanking, and it usually helped get us back in line...

    I might consider doing that to my kids, but only as the last resort, and only after they get old enough (like over 8).
     
  13. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    Speaking about this, today was the millionth time I've seen a mother outside with her daughter, who slipped on a paper on the street and fell, and then as she struggled to get up the first thing the mother did was yell at her and spank her. :( The girl was about 5-6.

    Seriously, as I've said before, I would "spank" the mother for that, I'm curious if they would like it if it was someone twice as big as they are, doing it...

    It seems it's almost a custom to spank your child after he/she falls down on a street. :crazyeye: I will never understand some people.
     
  14. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    I wasn't aware that there are people who did, except when speaking to step-parents or to purposefully deny them respect. I would never dream of doing it. My dad still calls his parents mom and dad.
     
  15. Kal'thzar

    Kal'thzar Deity

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    I remember being spanked sometimes, when we did something out of line. It stopped when my brothers and I were innocent and my mother realised this, cried, and my parents apologised to me about it. Never touched us again.

    I'm anti-death penalty :p Seriously though, it certainly shaped my thinking process, and of course that last incident sticks out in my mind.
     
  16. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    I was spanked, and now I enjoy it.
     
  17. MagisterCultuum

    MagisterCultuum Great Sage

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    I always though it was rather odd that my dad always called his parents Mother and Daddy (before they died 2 years ago at age 91). His mom was much more strict while his father was rather laid back, so I guess she'd demand the more formal, respectful address while he'd prefer a more familiar one.
     
  18. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Often, but only when I was really young.
     
  19. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    I still call my mom Mom. Calling her by her first name would be odd for me. Hell, when my wife calls her Jennifer it sounds odd to me.
     
  20. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Deity

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    Yeah I've been spanked a couple of times. Dunno what I will do if I have kids.
     

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