Depends what you really mean by punishing - if you mean laying your hands on a child or any adult then NO, its not right. Besides with kiddies they become hardened to that odd smack, far better to hit them where it hurts, take away something they like doing, will sure make them stop and think. Same with adults too, those at least that we know personally and very well, if they do us wrong, well two wrongs don't make a right, but you can punish them just the same, let them know how it feels to do something that makes them unhappy.
Do I believe in hitting kids? NO, mind you they can well drive you too it, but I don't think its really worth the effort plus the anger within yourself to have gotten to that stage with the little darlings in the first place. Hit them emotionally at least it is teaching them consequences of their wrong doings.
· 8 years ago