Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Children Spanking and Crying

I decided to write this because I have been seeing something for awhile and wanted to say something. There are some people who believe in spanking a child and there are some that don't. I personally try not to but I will if it is warranted.
But what I wanted to talk about is spanking and crying.

I was at the park the other day eating a snowball with my daughter and my son's girlfriend and this couple at the table beside us had a couple of small children.
Anyway the father spanked the child who in turn starts crying. The father then proceeds to tell the child to quit crying.
Now in my opinion if someone pops me and it hurts I am going to want to cry also. Why is it that parents wants to spank their children and then turn around and tell them to be quiet. If you don't want to hear them cry-- then don't spank them.
I have never spanked my child in public. That is embarassing for the child. I wait until I get home if I have to do anything like that.
What do you think?