At the risk of being blown off (again),
I'm giving this one more try.
In reference to spanking/butt touching. I do not think that spanking = inappropriate touching. I DO think that SOME children are impacted differently and are crushed by the humiliation of being spanked on th BUTT because
they are taught not to let anyone touch them there. I heard the argument that they are smarter than that, but I think that in their young minds, they MAY have a hard time understanding. We all agree (I think) that every child is different.
I think the parent's intention is to punish them with a little bit of pain. IF
you feel spanking is necessary, why not a slap on the arm or the hand instead?
Please don't get me wrong. I know that even the butt slappers are good parents.
Most of us were spanked and learned our lessons as a result. I'm just saying that this method could unintentionally hurt SOME kids emotionally.