Pete McMullen (petemc@SLIP.NET)
Tue, 20 May 1997 14:43:04 -0700
In response to a thread on hazing/snipe hunts/etc. Mr. Bramlett posted in
part that a child named "bob" could have benifitted from Spanking and he
implied that a great many children are out of control because other types
of discipline are now being used. (wish I hadn't been so quick on the
We have been raising our son (a wolf cub scout at the moment) without
spanking, however he is always aware that there are consequenses to his
actions, just not spanking.
Here's my story. Gary was quite well behaved in Kindergarten. He started
getting worse and worse through First Grade and the beginning of Second
Grade. It got so bad that I found myself telling my wife "I'm going to
spank him after all, nothing else is working". Well, I stood back and
thought about it, and, took him to a doctor. He ends up having ADHD.
How would I have felt if I had spanked him for that? How would you feel?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City