I grew up being abused mentally and physically by my dad but he claimed that it was my fault that he hit me and that it was simply a means of dicipline. But what do you think? is it okay to hit your child when they do something wrong?
- Yes absolutely5% (2)25% (8)14% (10)Vote
- Yes, depending on the situation and what they did38% (15)34% (11)37% (26)Vote
- No not really28% (11)22% (7)25% (18)Vote
- Of course not, how is this even a question?29% (11)19% (6)24% (17)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
Why not teach through the virtue of patience. It is scientifically proven that abuse of any kind even as a means of discipline affects their psychological state well into adulthood. Once you start hitting it just shows you've lost control of the situation, children need a strong, understanding guardian.6
Most Helpful Girl
Punishment that includes hitting never works in the long run. Your child will only stop doing the behaviour in your presence but the problem behaviour will continue in your absence. Also, by hitting your child you can cause them to mistrust and lie to you because they will avoid tell you anything that will cause you to anger or dissapointment. This has really bad effects in the long run and damage your relationship with your kid forever. Not only that, but a lot of the time when you are hitting the child "out of discipline" you are often angry. It can cause the child to internalize the abuse and develop psychological problems in the future.
I would avoid ever hitting a child unless the child is doing something that would cause harm to himself.4