We want and need to teach them. Verbal abuse hurts the child’s self concept. As a result, and at a low personal cost, i gained an invaluable prize: instant stature and the enduring fellowship of my classmates. This is the problem i have with anti-spanking crowds. They are the ones who don’t need any counselling for they are already immuned to what they had been. I have absolutely given my children a swat on the bottom in public. There are so many other factors that you don’t seem or want to take into account.
You dont feelrage and resentment for witnessing something at 3, your mind simply cannot work that way. If you don’t like what you see, look at yourself and their upbringing. What do we want to teach our children? spanking teaches kids that hitting is an acceptable response to anger.