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Today show is running a poll on whether spanking is ok. so far 81% say yes.

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It's down to 77%

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It won't let me vote any more! DARN!
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82% say yes, now.
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Voted. It never ceases to amaze me how many people think you HAVE to spank to have a well behaved child. There is a happy medium people!!

My child is 7 and people are SHOCKED when I tell them he's never been spanked. Is it really that hard to imagine??

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From the article linked in the OP:

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According to Babycenter.com, 49 percent of moms spank their children, but 75 percent say they think spanking is permitted in certain situations to a certain degree. Most were spanked as children themselves (81 percent) and know that it's socially unacceptable, yet they don't always know what to do when they're at their wits end. Interestingly, 37 percent of moms who spank their children started when the child was 12 to 23 months old.

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And we wonder why we are always at war and why domestic violence statistics are so high. Deep down in our psyches we think it's okay to smack people around when they misbehave.

Sickening.

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I voted but the percentages were still horrible. I had to stop reading comments when I felt like vomiting. How can people think it is ever acceptable to hit a child?

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And we wonder why we are always at war and why domestic violence statistics are so high. Deep down in our psyches we think it's okay to smack people around when they misbehave.

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OMG! scariness on that poll. it makes my heart sad for all those kids being raised by those parents who think it is OK to hit their children all the time.

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