Skip to main content

Reader Sound-Off: Should Parents Be Allowed To Use Spank/Paddle Their Children?

Sep 16, 2014 11:52PM, Published by Bill Gilman, Categories: Opinion, Public Safety




The story of Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson being charged with child abuse for using a switch to punish his 4-year-old son has made headlines across the country.
But what do you think?
Is physical punishment of a child ever acceptable?
Spanking? Paddling? A belt? A switch?
Is there an age limit for spanking?
Does the gender of the child make a difference?
What is acceptable and what is unacceptable, in your opinion, when it comes to corporal punishment.
Leave your comments in the comment section below.


Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yourtewksburytoday/ Follow us on Twitter at @TewksburyToday Follow us on Instagram at YourTewksburyToday

spanking paddling switch corporal punishment


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Troop 49 Meeting

    06/27/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Troop 49 meets weekly from 7-8:30 on Tuesday nights in St. Williams Parish Center, 1351 Main Stre...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Tap Dancing with Val

    06/29/2017
    08:45AM — 09:30AM

    A fun, beginner level tap class that works on rhythm and basic tap steps put to upbeat music from...


  • 2017 Wilmington Fun On The Fourth Carnival

    06/29/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    The 2017 Wilmington Fun on the Fourth carnival, run this year by Cushing Amusements, will be held...


  • Family Fun Fridays

    06/30/2017
    11:00AM — 12:00PM

    Come by today to attempt 5 challenges around the theme of BUILDING. Pick up your challenge sheet ...


  • 2017 Wilmington Fun On The Fourth Carnival

    06/30/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    The 2017 Wilmington Fun on the Fourth carnival, run this year by Cushing Amusements, will be held...