It set me straight when I wasn’t listening to words.” Still, he says, he does not think he will spank his own children when he has them.For her part, Sandy Haase expresses ambivalence about it.“I know there were times when I did it when I was getting extremely frustrated,” she says.If you are struggling as a parent and are worried that you just aren’t doing it right, you’re not alone.Many parents need extra guidance and support from time to time.
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“Looking at it now, I don’t see it as a negative thing,” he says.
He describes his and his sister’s upbringing as warm and loving, with spanking only a very minor part of childhood: “It helped me.
Haase knew what would happen if her father got angry.
If she or one of her siblings talked back, or perhaps turned on the TV when they were not supposed to do so, “it was ‘Go and get the yardstick,’ ” she says.