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18 Things You Did As A Child That Would Horrify You If Your Kids Did Them

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One of the reasons our parents had so much trust in us is that they knew we were afraid of being spanked. Because our parents ABSOLUTELY spanked us.

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Maybe “trust” is the wrong word. The reason the things you did as a kid did NOT include going AWOL or wilding out was because we lived under the constant threat of being smacked. Like, all our parents had to do was reach for the switch and we shaped up REAL FAST. Of course, once again, when we know better we do better. Spanking is not effective and cruel, and we don’t do that anymore. And the whole “well we turned out fine” argument doesn’t really apply. A lot of kids didn’t turn out fine, and we have better disciplinary tools at our disposal now. But back then? Regular occurrence in most households.

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