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    Last week I had a student ask me if I went to school when they could still spank students. I told them in some states they still can if your parents give permission. They didn't really understand this concept.

    Anyway...I haven't really spanked. Maybe a few times when the girls were little. I don't think it is ever appropriate for a school to make this decision. Yes, I know they need parents' permission but it shouldn't be allowed with or without parental consent.

    15? Wow! DD1 turned 16 two days ago. I just can't imagine. The court system wouldn't be allowed to dole out that punishment, so why should a school? There are other ways.

    In addition to the bruises, does she have any psychological issues yet?

    Taylor Santos, a high-achieving sophomore at Springtown High School, said she didn't know that a classmate had copied her homework, but the school assigned both students to two days of in-school suspension. Taylor volunteered to take a paddling instead, to avoid missing any classes. Texas is one of the 19 states that still allows spanking in school, but it requires that parents give permission, which Santos' mother, Anna Jorgensen agreed to.
    Really, 2 days ISS or a paddling is the punishment for cheating?

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    She lied about it. I bet that's what really triggered the harsh punishment.

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    I don't think the parents can complain, because they did give permission. And if the spanking was in replacement of a suspension, I wouldn't expect it to be a little swat. A suspension is a pretty big punishment, so I would have expected a "big" spanking.

    However, I would never give permission for someone else to spank my children. We do spank on occasion, but when and why is a decision for us as parents to make not teachers/babysitters/etc.

    And 15 is WAY to old for spanking, especially with a male teacher and a female student.

    We do spank but only when they are smaller. I can't remember the last time I spanked my 7 year old.
    Last edited by kris_w; 09-24-2012 at 03:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    Bonita, I do agree with this. I'm sure when the mom okay'ed it, she wasn't picturing her daughter getting hit so hard it left bruises. I think she used the word "swat" which was probably what she was picturing. Having said that, I think as a parent you also have to understand that if you okay someone to spank or paddle your kid, they may do it harder or lighter than you personally would. I don't know. I'm probably not the best source on it since we don't spank anyway, and I wouldn't let someone else spank my kid either.

    Honest question, because I don't spank. For those of you who do, at what age did you or do you plan to stop spanking? Like when are kids too old to spank? The girl in the article was 15, which seems to me like way too old, but I don't know what "the norm" is.
    The oldest we have spanked is 6
    Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson

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