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Bruce, Caroline

The Punishment Poll

There's a lot I'm agreeing with in this psychology book, but also a lot I'm disagreeing with. So today's poll will be somewhat rooted in psychology.

Poll #1134085 The Discipline of Discipline

Dr. William Glaser contends that a parent should never try to force a child to do what he or she does not want to do. Do you agree with this contention?

Of course, it's about time people realized this truth.
0(0.0%)
By and large, yes, except in cases of extreme emergency.
1(8.3%)
I really don't have an opinion.
0(0.0%)
No. Maybe we need to give children more autonomy, but the parent needs to have the final say.
7(58.3%)
Children already wield more power in society than they are equipped to handle.
4(33.3%)

Spanking a child

is a good form of punishment and should be used liberally.
0(0.0%)
is a good form of punishment when used sparingly and in love.
9(75.0%)
is something about which I don't have an opinion or wish not to express it.
0(0.0%)
is generally a bad idea, but may have its usefulness in very rare and extraordinary circumstances.
2(16.7%)
is child abuse, plain and simple, and has no place in a civilized society.
1(8.3%)

The most cruel and inhumane punishment you can think of in your wildest imaginings is

no coffee for a month.
1(8.3%)
a night with Marj Simpson.
1(8.3%)
an hour without ketchup.
0(0.0%)
a glass of Pepsi.
1(8.3%)
An American Idol marathon.
2(16.7%)
the all-feminine-hygiene-products-and-constipation-medication commercials, all the time, channel
3(25.0%)
Hilary for President
2(16.7%)
Other, please specify in comments
2(16.7%)

Canadian football is

much like American football, but better.
1(8.3%)
much like American football, but worse.
0(0.0%)
much like American football, no idea if it's better or worse.
1(8.3%)
soccer.
1(8.3%)
What's a Canadian?
0(0.0%)
No interest/opinion
7(58.3%)
like ketchup, but stickier.
2(16.7%)
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the cruel and inhumane question should have allowed multiple answers!

(also, i'm a social worker, and I condone spanking. so nyah.)
I didn't think your type of social worker existed. Good for you. I was spanked as a child when I needed it, my parents genuinely did so in love, and I'm a better person for it.
i'm an awesome type of social worker. :D
I'll bet you are.
the official stance is that corporal punishment must not be "unduly severe" and can only cause "transitory pain".

When my Mom spanked me, she never left marks and i never went to bed in pain. I'm sure I screamed like I was being murdered.
Yes, I agree with that official stance, and so did my parents. I don't recall any spanking where the pain lasted beyond the time of the spanking itself, certainly never leaving marks of any kind.
sometimes the problem is that parents spank when they are too angry.
This may sound crazy, but my dad told me he always made sure to smile when he spanked me. His philosophy was how can you be angry at someone you're smiling at. It worked in his case, that's all I'll say.
I need to watch Australian football. It's just... weird, but fascinating.
I checked other on this one, because I think the worst punishment a person could do is being forced to eat a chicken sandwich doused in katchup.