Originally Posted by wodesorel
I can count on one hand the times I was spanked as a child. You know what? I'm the only person my age I know that wouldn't dream of talking back or disobeying my parents. And it's not because I fear them, it's because I respect them. Oh, and my grandfather was always the one called in to do it, too. (My mother and grandma asked him to.) I'm also the only person my age who still goes to their g-rents house to just hang out and watch tv, and talk.
I am just under a year older than you are and while I have never been spanked I respect my Mom more than anyone. I don't talk back, disobey, ect and frankly that is because she is a fair, kind woman, and if she thinks what I want to do/am doing I value her opinion.
I see my Grandfather weekly for dinner along with my cousin. We order our favorite take-out and listen to his MANY war stories, because we know how much he enjoys it.
Being spanked does not make you respect your parents. Many times it does cause fear.
I am glad you do respect your parents and that you see your Grandparents, but I cannot believe you are like that because you were spanked a couple of times. I am proof of that reasoning.
Some people may see the benifit in spanking, but all too often (at least here) people get off on what should be condisered abuse because it was "just a spank".
Children do not deserve to be hit, in any way or form, spanking IMO is just another way to hit a child.