Using the Belt on Kids Like in the Good Ol' Days

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    Using the Belt on Kids Like in the Good Ol' Days

    I see a lot of references on BGP to the good ol' days when Ma and Pa used the belt on Junior to teach him right from wrong. I hear a lot of people say it needs to come back and we'd be better off.

    So, how many of you parents have ever used a belt on your children's rear end?

    I got the belt when I was a kid. Heck, my babysitter used to hit me with a swtich on my bare bottom.

    I've never hit my kids with a belt.

    You?
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    Yep.

    Recieved when I was young, gave when my kids were young and needed it.

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    Both my parents have used a belt when I did something drastic to make sure I didn't do it again.

    It worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvel View Post
    Both my parents have used a belt when I did something drastic to make sure I didn't do it again.

    It worked.
    Are you a parent?

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    I got the belt, the switch, the shoe, the hairbrush, the ruler, even a cast iron skillet to the head before. I remember vividly trying to sit in class with oozing whelps on my back, thighs and backside. I have never hit my kids with anything.

    Whether it helped or not is debatable. I often got "it" for stuff I didn't even do, and just as often got "it" for stuff I did. Did I do the same things again? I don't think so. But I did run away from home, did leave home the day I graduated, didn't make one decision that was based on rational thought toward the future. All I wanted to do was get out of my parent's home.

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    Have only whipped my child twice. Never with a belt, just a hand smack to the backside. My mother was right when she said, "It hurts me more than it hurts you." First time I spanked my child. I went and locked myself in the bathroom and cried more than she did.

    I do believe there is a place for a spanking.

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    My mom with a belt twice and I laughed. Then she figured out that grounding me was worse than any beating she could give me.

    My dad ONE time with a belt that was all I "needed" for the rest of my life. My dad was an over the road truck driver and he told me what was coming three days before it happened. I had to turn and touch my toes. He literally lifted me off the ground and I fell; he said stand up "I am not finished." Ironically, I got the belt from him for sneaking out when I was grounded. I went out to play in a football game!!!

    My kids with a belt once each.

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    Yes, I've been on the receiving end, and the giving end of the belt. And I never believed my dad when he told me, but it's true, it hurts the giver a lot more than it does the receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Yes, I've been on the receiving end, and the giving end of the belt. And I never believed my dad when he told me, but it's true, it hurts the giver a lot more than it does the receiver.
    So have your kids received the belt?

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    Been threatened with it, never received it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    So have your kids received the belt?

    Who else would I be giving the belt to?

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    I got threatened but only got it a few times.

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    Rule 1: Never spank when you are angry.
    Rule 2: If your anger is in check and the child deserves it, spank away.

    Received the hand or sometimes a kitchen utensil when I was young. All I have ever delivered as a parent is the hand. Never given or received a belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Who else would I be giving the belt to?
    My fault. Didn't see the "giving end" piece of your post.

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    I'm not a parent. I received the belt a few times when I was very young, but not as I got older. I rarely got in trouble at all, actually. And when I did, mom knew that sending me to the room to sit in silence (not watch TV, read, or listen to music) was the worst punishment she could give me.

    I don't see me spanking my children, though. I see how I did not need it, and hope that if/when I ever have kids, I can get similar results as mom did.

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