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Step Parents and Corporal Punishment

Are you a step parent? This includes someone in a step parent roll even if you are not married to the childs mother/father.
Yes. Please answer only those questions marked as parent.
No. My partner is step parent to my children. Please ask your partner to complete this survey from this point. They should only answer the questions marked as parent.
No. I am a step child with a step mother, who I live with majority of the time. Please answer only the questions marked as child.
No. I am a step child with a step father, who I live with majority of the time. Please answer only the questions marked as child.
Parent only. Do you have a child/ren of our own?
Yes. They live with us full time.
Yes. They live with us some of the time.
Yes. They never stay with us.
No
Child only. Do you have step siblings?
Yes. They live with us full time.
Yes. They live with us sometimes.
Yes. They never stay with us.
No.
Parent/Child. Do you smack your step child/are you smacked by your step parent?
Yes
No
Parent/Child. What do you/are you smacked with? Select all that apply.
I do/am not smacked.
Hand
Slipper
Belt/Strap/Tawse
Cane
Wooden Spoon
Paddle (Wood or Leather)
Other. Please specify
Parent/Child. Who smacks in your family. Select all that apply.
Mum
Dad
Step-Mum
Step-Dad
Older Sibling
Older Step-Sibling
Baby Sitter who is related to child.
Baby Sitter who is not related to child.
Other. Please specify.
No one smacks in our family.
Parent only. If you dont smack all your step children do you only smack the child of the same sex?
Yes.
No
I don't smack all because some are past the age that I think smacking is appropriate. In this case please specify that age.
I smack all my step children.
Parent only. Do you smack your step-child/ren on their bare bottom?
Yes
No
Only the boys
Only the girls
Parent only. Who bares the bottom?
I bare all bottoms
Child bares their own bottom.
I bare the boys bottom, girls bare their own bottom.
I bare the girls bottom, boys bare their own bottom.
Parent only. What other forms of punishment do you use?
Corner Time. What is the average time?
Writing Lines. What is an average number that you set?
Mouth Soaping. With soap or detergent. What do you use?
Hot Saucing. What do you use?
Early bed.
Grounding.
Confiscation of belongings. For how long on average?
Destruction of belongings.
Parent only. With the last question in mind, which of the following most accurately describes how you administer the punishments selected.
I would only administer that punishment.
I would occasionally administer the punishment along with a smacked bottom.
I would mostly administer the punishment along with a smacked bottom.
I would never administer the punishment WITHOUT a smacked bottom.
The only punishment I use is a smacked bottom.
Parent only. The next few questions relate to the use of corner time. If you don't use this punishment please move to question about your situation. What position/s do you use?
Standing facing wall.
Standing facing room.
Kneeling facing room.
Kneeling facing wall.
Hands on head.
Hands by side.
Hands behind back.
Arms extended to front at shoulder level.
Arms extended to side at shoulder level.
Arms extended above head.
Arms extended holding an object? Please state the usual object.
Other stress position. Please describe.
Parent only. What type of environment do you employ corner time type punishment?
In private in my study
In private in mine or the childs bedroom.
In an open area at home, but in front of parents only.
In an open area at home, but in front of family only (includes other family children)
At home, in front of anyone present.
Anywhere that I practically can.
Parent only. How would the child most likely be dressed during corner time punishment?
Fully clothed.
Bare bottom. Skirt & knickers/trousers & pants at knees or ankles.
Bare bottom. Clothing removed.
Pyjamas.
Bare bottom. Pyjama bottoms lowered or removed.
Fully naked.
Parent only. If your answer to the previous question included a state of undress, who would remove the clothing?
I would
Other parent would.
Other family member adult would.
Other family member child would.
Other adult would.
Parent only. Is corner time used along with smacking for the same offence?
Yes. Always
Yes. Sometimes.
No. Please skip next question.
Parent only. At what stage in a punishment do you use corner time?
While child is waiting for lecture.
While child is waiting to have his/her bottom smacked.
While I am resting my hand before smacking his/her bottom again.
After the child has had his/her bottom smacked.
Parent only. What is your main purpose for using corner time?
It allows me time to calm down before smacking his/her bottom.
To allow the child time to think about why they are being punished.
To worry the child about what other punishment they will be receiving.
To embarrass the child.
To make it physically uncomfortable for the child.
Other. Please specify.
Child only. How does corner time make you feel? Select all that apply.
Scared
Embarrassed.
Physically uncomfortable.
Wanting to get the punishment over with.
Other. Please specify.
I don't get corner time.
Parent only. Please select what you consider the most appropriate statement for your situation.
I am resident step dad. Mum doesn't like me disciplining her children but accepts that as I am sharing their care I have a right to do so.
I am resident step mum. Dad doesn't like me disciplining his children but accepts I have a right to do so.
I am resident step dad. Mum doesn't like me disciplining her children.
I am resident step mum. Dad doesn't like me disciplining his children.
I am non resident step parent. The non resident parent doesn't like me disciplining their children. Are you step mum or step dad?
As above but they accept that I have a right to do so. Are you step mum or step dad?
I am resident step dad and have fully taken on parenting roll as their birth dad has no interest in his children.
I am resident step mum and have fully taken on the parenting roll as their birth mum has no interest in her children.
Parent/child. What age/s are your step children/age are you if you are step child?
Under 18 months. Boy
Under 18 months. Girl
18 months to 3 years. Boy
18 months to 3 years. Girl
3 to 5 years. Boy
3 to 5 years. Girl
6 to 10 yrs. Boy
6 to 10 yrs. Girl
11 to 14 yrs. Boy
11 to 14 yrs. Girl
15 to 16 yrs. Boy
15 to 16 yrs. Girl
Over 16. Boy
Over 16. Girl
Child only. How do you feel in general about your step parent disciplining you.
I don't like it. It should only be my real parent that disciplines me.
It is fine. My step parent has taken me on as their own so I feel part of their family.
Child only. Which best describes your situation.
I live with mum and step dad. I visit my dad. I don't have a step mum.
I live with mum and step dad. I visit my dad and step mum.
I live with mum and step dad. I never see my dad.
I live with my dad and step mum. I visit my mum. I don't have a step dad.
I live with my dad and step mum. I visit my mum and step dad.
I live with my dad and step mum. I never see my mum.
Child only. Which of the following best describes your feelings? Select all that apply.
I like my step dad that I live with.
I like my step mum that I live with.
I don't like my step dad that I live with.
I don't like my step mum that I live with.
I like my step dad that I visit.
I like my step mum that I visit.
I don't like my step dad that I visit.
I don't like my step mum that I visit.
Parent only. Are you resident step parent?
Yes.
No
Parent only. How old are you?
Under 20
20s
30s
40s
50s
Over 60
Parents only. When you were a child, did you live with a step parent?
No.
Yes. I had a step dad who didn't smack me.
Yes. I had a step dad who smacked me.
Yes I had a step mum who didn't smack me.
Yes. I had a step mum who smacked me.
Parent only. Are you?
Male
Female
Thank you for completing this survey. I would like it if you would look at and complete my other surveys. Please feel free to make any comments you wish below. Please also feel free to post in the forum.
This poll was created on 2009-05-31 15:26:27 by Mr_Smack