Do you believe in spanking? I am talking about using your hand across their bottom, not using any type of object.
I do believe a child sometimes needs a spanking, but I rarely gave my kids one. In fact I think maybe Little S has gotten one spanking.
At what age do you think is too old to give your child a spanking?
Do you think it is different for boys and girls?
The reason I am asking is due to a recent situation that I was recently informed of by one of my sons.
Teen has a friend we will call Fred. Fred is 17 and a Jr in HS with my son. Fred is also a father to an almost 3 year old. (Go ahead do the math.) Fred obviously had some issues but he has really straightened up his life. (A long story for another day)
Fred recently began dating Ginger who is 15. Ginger's dad is a bit odd to say the least. Ginger has a habit of dating boys for about ten seconds and then breaking up with them. Ginger mostly blames this on her dad. For a long time I thought Ginger was just flighty and used her dad as an excuse.
True to form Ginger broke up with Fred after dating for about 3 days. I asked Teen what the problem was this time and he told me it was Ginger's dad. We just shrugged it off.
The next day Teen told me that Ginger had talked to him and the real reason she broke up with Fred was because her dad found out that Fred had a child. Ginger proceeded to tell Teen that she got a huge spanking because Fred had a child and that her dad said she would continue to get spanked every day until she broke up with him. Naturally Ginger called Fred right away and broke up with him.
Ginger is 15. I think it is ridiculous for a 15 year old girl to get spanked by her father.
I have some pretty strong opinions on this whole situation and just can't seem to get it out of my mind. I feel so bad for Ginger and wish that I could do something.
Am I being overly sensitive or do you think this is just wrong also?