Friday, April 13, 2012
"If you spare the rod, then you'll spoil the child."- Anonymous
This was an old saying that I heard when I was growing up.
There were no spared rods when ole 12kyle was a youngster. I got my share of spankings. But at a certain age (which I can't remember), the spankings stopped. I was having a conversation with my boys today. And one asked "when should he STOP spanking his child?" Apparently, the kid is at the age where spankings should no longer occur.
I think this varies from child to child. I spank my sons. My oldest son will be 13 in August. I don't spank him as much as I used to because he's getting too old. When he gets 13, it'll probably stop. My daughter WON'T be spanked by me simply because I don't want her to ever think it's ok for a man to hit her. My sons...on the other hand...get it and they know Daddy will swing the belt.
Here's my question to you...
1. How old were you when you STOPPED getting spankings?
2. At what age should you stop spanking your kid(s)?