This is a comment by Eric M. on the post “Four Things a Parent Must Never Do When Angry“.
You misunderstand what spanking is. Your statement, “Spanking is more of an anger-driven reaction than a calculated teaching method” is true of any form of discipline if driven by anger.
You’ve made the assumption that all spanking is beating, driven by uncontrolled anger, rather than loving correction. I speak of what I know. Personally. I have personal knowledge based on my own experience, my children’s experience, and into the thousands of of people I knew growing up and have dealing with into adulthood—a significant sample size.
There is no one-size-fits-all universal form of discipline that is appropriate for use for all children at all times, in all situations. Spanking is one option that has been and can be used effectively for many children.
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