Yikes, I must have triggered the European liberal hard.Nobody's saying that you're supposed to continue spanking your kids when they're older. As has been said earlier in this thread, the point of spanking is to make the child not need to be spanked anymore. When the child is at the point that they can work a month to make the money to repair something they broke, they're most likely past that point.
Why is spanking such a misrepresented concept? Every damned time someone argues against spanking, they make it sound like parents are going to town on their children with nine-tails. And then there's this person saying that spanking is bad because the butt is erogenous, in spite of the fact that the butt is one of the more well-cushioned parts of the bodies and is designed to withstand impacts, such as when children do the thing where they drop down from standing straight onto their butts on the floor.
That's called understanding consequences, genius!
My own parents tried this with me. It didn't work. They ended up having to resort to corporeal punishments. I just nodded along to the lectures and then went back to doing what I was doing before. I was getting more emotional reward out of having fun misbehaving than I was getting emotionally penalized. The stakes weren't high enough for me to not press my luck.
Yes, they effectively are. You're a slave yourself, too. You live in the United States. You probably work under an employer too. What's one more layer of slavery?
Also, one of the defining qualities of a slave is that the slaveowner is generally responsible for the provisions of subsistence. Sounds like a child to me. The Bible even makes a comparison between being a child and being a slave:
A child is effectively the same thing as a slave, except that the child is expected to gain freedom as he ages. Your emotional outburst about children being free-willed and not slaves is a product of modern American culture, not of truth.
Spanking is supposed to shock a stubborn neural pathway into becoming receptive to growth and understanding.
I gave an honest opinion and you call me the emotional outburst person? Sure.
Spanking is "supposed to" is different than "what it does". You traumatize your own flesh and blood so you can "make them" learn lessons and if they don't understand it then they will go on to learn it the hard way?
What is wrong with you and this logic, my man?
You set them up for a cycle of abuse, whereby if they're not being abused then they must be doing something wrong, or worse inflicting that abuse on others, like bad cops do or the HR manager that fucks over all the men and women in a company.
You set them on bad tracks, for life. Then they have to pay out of their own pocket to visit the Therapy Jew to fix what should have been prevented in the 1st place. You're wasting their time already. Give up spanking and apply yourself. For their sake.