To Spank or Not To Spank?

The hardest thing to do is to see you crying because of me.

The hardest thing to do is to see you crying because of me.

I have always been the spoiler and the giver, I am fine with it. I am comfortable with it. I always want the other person to feel comfortable and loved. At work, I am the type of leader who sees the best in my subordinates. With my friends, I am the type who assures them of my loyalty. In the family, I am the good cop and my husband is the bad cop.

Between our two young boys, the older one is more prone to being disciplined. He loves to break the house rules, he loves to test our patience and he is NAUGHTY in every sense of the word. But I love him and I can’t afford to see him cry because of my spanking.

According to Hebrew 12:11, “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”

It gives me the vindication that spanking or disciplining my child is not bad at all as long as I don’t overdo it. It is every parents’ goal to raise responsible and good citizens; teaching the young ones what is right and what is wrong from an early age will let them embrace the value from there on.