Kids Today Will Never Understand What It Is Like To Go Through Corporal Punishment Like We Did Back In The Day

Posted by Missy aka Tizzy in History On 3rd March 2018

Up until around the mid-'90s corporal punishment was very common. Our parents would physically punish us for misbehaving, and in the earlier years, our school teachers were also allowed to do so. Nowadays, you cannot even threaten to physically punish your kid without fear of the state stepping in and taking your child away. Many believe that this fear gives the child too much power, and that is why kids today are so out of hand. What do you think?


Times have changed.

Back when I was growing up, corporal punishment was a thing that we, as kids, just dealt with. We lived in a time where you were either a good kid or a bad kid. There was not a slew of mental disorders that would explain our bad behaviors like there are nowadays. If we got out of hand, we were punished, physically, in most cases.



It was especially bad if you got in trouble at school. The way you behaved away from home was considered a direct reflection of how your parents were raising you. They would be embarrassed by your behavior, and that usually made your punishment worse.



If we mouthed off, brought home terrible grades, misbehaved in any kind of way, chances are a spanking or "whipping" of some sort was in our near future. Spankings were not all that bad unless you had to drop your pants for it which is what happens around the time you get immune to normal spankings through your clothes.

Anything could be used

Our parents were usually creative with what they decided to spank us with, especially if they normally end up hurting themselves when spanking by hand. You might have been swatted with a spoon, a shoe, and even an umbrella. There was no shortage in objects that could inflict pain on us.

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