Is spanking a child really worse for the kid then screaming at them?
Was looking through the comments on Dooce's latest about "worst parenting moments," and reading some of them I kept thinking... if those kids had been calmly given a smack on the butt after one warning, they would have listened up and the parents wouldn't have been frustrated to the point of screeching.
Now, I'm sure I'll have my screaming moments but it does seem like a lot of non-spankers end up make it their only discipline tool. I've seen it.
That kinda makes me sad.
I only remember one time (out of lots) that I got spanked and felt hurt by it. But the times I got yelled at, I remember. And some of them still hurt.
There are definitely wrong ways to spank too, of course. But I was just thinking.