XoXo: Do you spank? Kelly Clarkson says “Yes.”

It’s become something of a controversial parenting topic in recent years. To spank or not to spank your kids…that is the question. The OG American Idol and general music goddess recently weighed in on her parenting techniques that not everyone is a fan of.

“I’m not above a spanking, which people aren’t necessarily into,” she shared in a recent radio interview. “And I don’t mean like hitting her hard, I just mean a spanking… My parents spanked me and I did fine in life and I feel fine about it. I warn her. I’m like, ‘Hi, I’m gonna spank you on your bottom if you don’t stop right now. Like, this is ridiculous.’”

First of all, how cute is that Christmas card? Second, like Kelly I also grew up in a house that utilized the old school spanking. Actually, I think I was only spanked once. I don’t remember what it was for but I do know I never did that shit again.

As a Mom myself, I’ll admit I have spanked my daughter. Honestly, I have found that for her personality it did practically nothing. Time-outs and taking away toys has always been the tactic that makes her stop and fix her behavior. I would say that the effectiveness of spanking can really only be measured on a child by child basis. No two are the same and appropriate punishment varies just as much as their little personalities.

So, what say you?

Spanking…Yay or Nay?


Mary Jo

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