When Did Spanking Kids Become a Crime

I am shocked to learn that it is a crime in some states to spank your child. There are levels to what form of spanking would be considered a crime, but it is considered a crime nonetheless. What has led us to become so sensitive that we feel that parents spanking their own children deserves a fine or jail or prison time?

It’s funny, because my parents introduced me to the belt when I was a child, and not once did I think of it as abuse. Seriously. In fact, I contribute that belt to molding me into the person that I am today (no pun intended). When I think about it, I learned some of my biggest lessons because of that belt. Everything that I received a spanking for, I never did again. And if I did, the next spanking would set me straight.

Obviously, a parent should not abuse their child. I just didn’t know that spanking was considered abuse. I have seen so many comments under videos about parents spanking their kids, that stated how abusive the parent was being, and how the parent should be arrested for what they did. Seriously? It’s the parents who do not do those things who have little serial killers running around (that’s just a joke people – sort of).

If you do not want to spank your kids, that’s perfectly fine. I am sure that there are plenty of people who did not spank their children, and their children grew up just fine. However, I do believe that some kids need spankings to get the point across, and if a parent feels the need to do that, people need to let them do that, and leave them alone. I do feel that some items that children get spanked with can be a bit extreme depending on what it is. Overall, I feel that spanking your child should be a choice, and I feel that it can actually do more good than harm in the long run. As long as if you are not beating and abusing the child, I do not see what all of the fuss is about.

What do you think? Do you think that parents should be fined and/or sentenced to prison for spanking their child?