Would you perform "physical punishment" on your kids?
- Yes, I don’t exclude it from my arsenal.
- Yes, but only when they are young and cannot be reasoned with.
- Yes, but I fathom only in extreme situations.
- Yes, but never on girls.
- No, you should never have to do that.
- No, I would let them kill me before I hit back.
Touchy topic. I’m not out to debate whether this is right or wrong, but just curious to find out what people think about this, particularly if your spouse and you are of different ethnicity or have different views on this. I put as options some of things I’ve heard of from family / peers both in TW and abroad.
Personally as far as I can remember I was probably hit in a few occasion after 5yo (maybe a few times more when I was younger, but can’t remember, and I use “hit” vaguely and not literally), nothing more than slaps on the hand or bum or knock on the head or getting my ears twisted. But I always knew as a kid that it is a possible punishment, amongst others. Definetely nothing that would injure, make me live in fear of my safety or anything like that. And now thinking back, the rare times that I was punished physically probably did me good in the long run, just my opinion in my personal case given my personality and upbringing.
And don’t get me wrong. By no means am I referring to hurting the kid or beating until they beg for mercy or anything remotely close to that.