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I agree on both parts. I grew up spanked, as did my cousins and friends. I chose not to go down that road. Partly because I don't like it and partly because I'd be afraid of spanking out of anger.

The problem is, you can not shelter spanking 100%. BUT pulling a child's pants down and spanking repeatedly?? I think this parent took it way over the top. Scares me what would happen if the child ran into a road or did something over the top. The parent was spanking out of some extreme anger... and that is scary

Originally Posted by TaoLele View Post
I'm not as offended by parents spanking (mostly because of the culture that I grew up in), but I do think it is completely inappropriate to spank children at a playgroup.

For me personally, I don't plan to shelter my kids from everyday injustices, because I think it's better to explain to them that not all parents and children are the same, and they don't all get treated the same way. I won't be able to get my cousins to stop spanking, but I can explain their behavior to my kids (as age permits), and tell them why I choose a different path.