To Spank or Not To Spank

So on the radio this morning they were talking about how the spanking issue is under debate – I’m not sure what the world might come to if parents can’t discipline their kids with a spanking every now and then. I was spanked on occasion as a child – if we were bad, we got my Dad’s hand, if we were really bad we got his belt. Very rarely did my mother spank us – it was mostly her passing us off to our father although there was a time or two when we got the wooden spoon or some other similiar object. This form of disclipline certainly hasn’t affected me as an individual (I don’t think), nor my siblings (Well…doubt spanking is at fault ;). For the most part, we’re fairly well rounded in the psyche department. The problem with not spanking a child is that parents then need to find an alternate method to disciplining their children – and then you get into psychological abuse that can have a much more severe effect on children than the occasional tap on the bottom. I mean, we’re talking SPANKING not beating. And then, of course, there’s the parents that won’t discipline their kids at all and then their goddamn bratty kids grow up into being arrogant sob’s that have no respect for other people, or worse, turn into serial killers.

Edit: How fitting that we just finished watching Thirteen – a movie that could quite definitely support the argument of a good spanking once in a while.

Friday Five

You have just won one million dollars:

1. Who do you call first?Tay is not by my side, then Tay. If Tay and I are together, most likely my mother.

2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?A new car.

3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else? A new car (for Tay).

4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?Some to charity, and some to friends/family.

5. Do you invest any? If so, how?Invest yes.. not sure how…Bonds and RRSPs, I suppose.

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