Spanking vs. time-out: Is one better than the other?
One of the hardest parts of parenthood can be figuring out how to discipline a child. Every parent wants to believe that their little angel will be perfect and never need to be corrected for misbehavior.
There are people that were raised by the “spare the rod, spoil the child” school of thought and others that believe that spanking can have negative repercussions such as a child that hits others. Some parents believe that time-out is a more appropriate form of discipline, as it gives the child a chance to calm down and takes them away from the fun that they were having. There are also different views on the issue depending on who’s asked the question.
No matter what position you take, there is one thing that is certain. Every child needs boundaries and needs some form of discipline. Children need to know that there are consequences for their actions, whether they be good or bad. Boundaries and consequences will help children become respectable adults.
The most important part of disciplining a child is to make sure that the child understands why they are being punished and that the negative behavior won’t be tolerated.
What do you think? Spank or time-out?