Is Spanking Good Discipline?
The Adrian Peterson child abuse charge thrust into the spotlight over the last several days has plenty of debate going about that case. It also has once again sparked a discussion about whether or not spanking is an acceptable disciplinary practice for parents. A CNN column today seems to suggest it depends on one's own upbringing as to whether or not we think so:
I was spanked as a child, but I'm not sure what good it actually did. My father did so based on the same parenting practice he received as a child, just as the CNN opinion suggests. What about you? Do you spank your child? Why or why not?