I'm sure many by now, whether you want to or not, have seen vanilla news reports of Kate, the mom in that reality show Jon and Kate plus 8, of swatting/spanking one of her young daughters.
Now, I have no problem with parents spanking if needed. I know others feel differently.
What I thought especially interesting though, was this poll done Not by a spanking site, but, by a vanilla sorta news site, popeater.com
As of the time I'm writing, (in case the link goes away later or they stop the poll...), 357,492 have taken their poll, AND 88% say spanking your children is acceptable.
In a related thought, another mom had told me about a site called cafemom.com
The topic of parental discipline often comes up there, with most of those commenting on how you shouldn't spank, etc.
They however, have a section for polls ( like polls), and when I typed spanking in their search engine, at that time, like over a 150 spanking polls came up, most were simply repeats of the same thing. And yes, I went through most of them.
And, what I noticed there, that in poll after poll that asked do you think spanking is okay, 70-80% of the respondents said yes, or said that they did spank.
parents that spank, we aren't alone, it just doesn't get talked about.
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