One thing I don’t like about people subscribing to my blog is that they can see what time I wrote it. Mainly, how late I stayed up. Oh well, parental units, I think it’s time you face the realities that your child is on her own and can stay up ALL night if she wants to. hehe.
Anyways, the random topic for this blog is spanking. Do you think it is okay or not? There has been a debate as to whether or not spanking should be illegal. Some places are trying/have tried to make it illegal to spank a child under the age of 3.
I’m not really a big fan of the government being that involved in our lives. I think maybe they’re trying to prevent the beating of children. That is one thing that they will not be able to enforce, however. I think most of my friends were spanked as children and we have all turned out all right (the definition of “all right” is definitely a bit wishy-washy). If I ask college students 20 years from now if their parents spanked them, perhaps their answer will be very different. As far as I can tell, current society looks down on spanking. I do not think it is psychologically damaging until it turns into beating. No, I didn’t enjoy it, but it didn’t really hurt me either.
Food for thought: Proverbs 13:24 says, “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.”
Here are what random people think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVNdU11XphM
Some news stories: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jYSwZHmvts&feature=quicklist