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Parenting and Spanking

Survey of your experience growing up and as a parent now or what role spanking might play if you later became a parent as a method of punishment. Social norms often say spanking is no longer acceptable but yet it is heard that parents still spank their children. SPANKING in this poll is defined as smacking the buttock region with your hand, paddle, cane, switch, belt, etc. for the purpose of corrective punishment for misbehavior.

Your Gender

43% (137) Female
56% (180) Male

317 voters have answered this question.

Did your parents spank you as a method of punishment?

98% (313) Yes
1% (4) No

317 voters have answered this question.

At what age phase were you spanked by your parents?

51% (164) Age 5 and younger
76% (243) Age 6-10
76% (242) Age 11-15
51% (162) Age 16 and older
1% (5) My parents didn't spank

317 voters have answered this question.

Though both may have spanked you, which parent was more likely/inclined to use spanking as a punishment with you?

50% (160) Mom
48% (153) Dad
1% (4) My parents didn't spank

317 voters have answered this question.

From observation of friends, at school or your own family, were boys more often spanked than girls for misbehaving?

47% (152) Yes
24% (78) No
27% (87) I'm not sure

317 voters have answered this question.

When spanked, did your parents confine the spanking to your bottom and adjoining thigh region?

71% (227) Yes
27% (86) No...I sometimes got face slapped or across my hands or other sites on my body
1% (4) My parents didn't spank

317 voters have answered this question.

Did your parents approve or give consent for others (i.e. school; adult family members; older sibling/babysitter; friend's parent) who were caring for you or under their supervision to spank you if you misbehaved?

40% (129) Yes...I got school spanked/paddled
58% (184) Yes...grandparents, aunt/uncle, other adult relatives have spanked me
49% (158) Yes...I've been spanked by a friend's parents when he/she got spanked too
24% (78) No...my parents alone spanked me even if others were supervising me when I misbehavbed
0% (3) My parents didn't spank

317 voters have answered this question.

When away from home with parents and you misbehaved, would they spank you there publicly or wait until they got you home?

28% (89) I got it then and there in public
26% (84) I was taken to a public restroom or other more secluded area and got my spanking immediately
63% (202) I was told I had a spanking coming once we got home and then I got it
31% (101) I didn't even need to be told but knew I'd be getting spanked once home
0% (3) My parents didn't spank

317 voters have answered this question.

Were you spanked at home in front of siblings or even if a friend was present or spanked privately with only you & parent?

19% (63) Spanked in front of sibling of same gender if they too had spanking coming
26% (84) Spanked in front of sibling of either gender if they too had a spanking coming
54% (172) Spanked in front of sibling whether or not they too were spanked
43% (137) Spanked in the presence of my friend(s) observing it happen
19% (62) Sibling/Friend may have heard it happening but parent took me behind a closed door for my spanking
16% (52) Parents spanked me always away from sibling/friend(s) privately
1% (4) Parents didn't spank

317 voters have answered this question.

Did parents have a usual location at home where spankings were given?

80% (255) Sent/taken to my/our bedroom
33% (105) Taken to parent's bedroom

317 voters have answered this question.

Did parents have a usual location at home where spankings were given?

80% (254) Sent/taken to my/our bedroom
33% (105) Taken to parent's bedroom

317 voters have answered this question.

Where at home were you usually spanked?

61% (196) My bedroom
27% (88) Parent's bedroom
11% (35) Taken into the bathroom
36% (116) Wherever I was when I misbehaved
14% (45) Taken or told to go to the basement/garage
10% (32) Had an outbuilding (shed, barn, workshop) where spankings were given
0% (3) Parents didn't spank

317 voters have answered this question.

Would you have preferred or even ask your parents to spank (especially as you got older) so it would be over immediately rather than ground you where you lost social time with friends, privilege(s) or even permission to drive/use the car?

55% (177) Yes...I preferred a spanking over being grounded
15% (48) No...Being grounded or time-out was better than a parent's spanking
26% (85) Yes...I recall asking to be spanked rather than grounded
3% (11) Parents didn't or wouldn't spank even if I preferred or ask for one
30% (96) My parents thought it necessary sometimes to both spank and ground me

317 voters have answered this question.

As a parent, or if you became a parent in the future, would you use spanking as a punishment method with your child(ren)?

31% (99) Yes...as a parent I've spanked
51% (164) Yes...if I became a parent I would spank
10% (33) No...as a parent I wouldn't spank
5% (18) No...I oppose the idea of spanking
0% (3) My parents didn't spank me and I wouldn't spank either

317 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2016-09-27 15:23:25 by R.J.
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