I was about 7 or 8 when this happened. One morning, I was cranky and for some reason I would not listen to my mom and refused to put on the clothes she had put out for me. She did not put up with my fuss, and after a few minutes told me she had enough. She put me over her knee and spanked my bare bottom with her hand 8 times. I cried. She told me to get dressed or she would go get the wooden spoon. This time, I did as I was told. I had not learned

My daughter was at a sleepover this weekend. She was supposed to be at her friend’s house from Friday to Sunday, and then I was going to pick her up Sunday afternoon. But Saturday afternoon, I was called by the girl’s mom and was informed I had to come and pick my daughter up. Both girls had behaved badly, first by not doing as they were told around bedtime, and then Saturday morning they had played ball indoors and had broken a window. The mom had told them both that the sleepover was over, and then she called me. I

When I was child I always spent some time with my grandparents during vacations. I think this incident happened when I was aged 5 or 6. I was spending a week on my mom’s parents’ farm. My dad was on a trip for work and my mom brought me there before she drove to the airport to fly and surprise my dad and spend some time with him. After dinner on the first day, it was time for my mom to leave and we went to the courtyard to wave and say goodbye. Before she got in the car, my

So here in Europe where we live, schools have a parent/teacher conference once every half year where parents can come and meet up with their child’s teachers and hear how things are in school, how their child is doing and behaving. Yesterday, I was at one regarding my 10 year old daughter and things were fine. She did well in school and behaved well most times, but nothing that I needed to address by give her a spanking or other discipline. But the conference reminded me about something that happened when I was 11. My mom and dad were talking

Growing up, my parents were and still are Christians, and believed in spanking for misbehaving. This happened when I was 8 years old. We had been on a week long church camp and when we got home my dad asked me to help him unload the car, which I did. One of the things I carried in was something for the kitchen. When I entered the kitchen I accidentally knocked over a glass bowl that ended up smashed on the floor. Mom sent me to my room and, 5 minutes after, dad entered and started scolding me for not doing