Spanking looks to be instantly effective. If a child is misbehaving—if he keeps swearing, or playing with matches—and then you spank that child, the behavior stops immediately. The effect is so apparently obvious that it can drive a sort of delusion. Lived experience tends to be more powerful than facts. One of the few memories that many people retain from early childhood is times they were spanked. Some 81 percent of Americans believe spanking is appropriate, even though decades of research have shown it to be both ineffective and harmful.
Nowhere in Scripture does it condone child abuse, but it does recommend disciplining your children. Spanking is done out of love. When he finished the spanking he would always give pastor Wilkerson a hug. Both my parents would spank me. Sometimes by hand and sometimes by belts. They never were harsh. They never spanked me without cause.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. The Career Within You. A friend of mine was raised in an orphanage somewhere in the middle of America.