Kids need to know what’s write from wrong and at age 3 sitting them down and having a long stern talk about the implications of their actions might not be the best method. A lot of Twitter was quick to defend Clarkson while there was a ton of people who thought her parenting methods were ludicrous.
@kelly_clarkson The reason we have so many soiled brats running around is their parents failed to punish/spank them for poor behavior. Children need punishment when they misbehave.
— KJ Smith (@kjs33928) January 10, 2018
@kelly_clarkson don’t be ashamed at all, I honestly could never spank my son he just doesn’t truly need it, but some kids do! Spanking works for the kids who NEED it everyone needs to stop being sensitive Sally’s ?
— Arianna (@thegarcias027) January 10, 2018
Now that my son is 23 y.o. i believe there are more effective ways to discipline a toddler rather than spanking. That being said, i did spank him on very rare occasions, on the bum and only a few swats. (He still remembers them).
— Tami2cents (@Tami2cents) January 10, 2018
Notice how he still remembers them.
I was spanked as a child and I turned out fine; its a spank not beating your child…. Time out, naughty chair taking away toys does absolutely nothing
— Jenn (@JennBender25) January 10, 2018
If @kelly_clarkson wants to spank her children, that’s her right and I’m sure her kids will turn out fine and she’s still a wonderful person. Society started going downhill after giving a child a few swats became “abuse” and “damaging.” Give me a break…
— Joe Delgado (@joedelgado8893) January 10, 2018
— Julian Navarro (@JUJUbeats1) January 10, 2018
Nobody I repeat nobody should tell a parent how to parent. Spanking your child is your decision. @kelly_clarkson if you choose to spank your kid that is fine. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
— Francesca Rizzo (@francescarzz) January 10, 2018
Parents running around here trying to be their kids friends. Nah, they have enough friends, be their damn parent. Sometimes, that means being the bad guy. Spank them if needed
— Shareé Griffin (@LadyG007) January 10, 2018
And of course, plenty of people hated it.
“Wish she would do some research making public ignorant comments. Spanking teaches violence…”
I am against spanking. Sorry Kelly Clarkson, you are wrong. I was never spanked, neither was my sister, I have never had to spank my kids. If you have to spank, something is wrong in your home. Plain and simple. Get some guidance, its out there for you.
— Jude (@idocpro) January 10, 2018
“it’s a bulls–t lazy way to parent.”
The Reason People Are Calling Kelly Clarkson a ‘Lazy’ and ‘Ignorant’ Mom https://t.co/i6Qgcjmrqo Someone ought to spank you for that ugly purple makeup. Sure you are not Peter Griffin?
— Barton (@IfSoFactSow) January 10, 2018
I have boys. Good boys that have never given us any problems. You don’t have to spank. You are lacking something if you can not discipline without violence.
— Keisha Lenee (@remizmomma) January 10, 2018
“I never spanked my kids. I think it’s lazy parenting.”
Either way, I think people should raise their children however they see fit. People also need to understand the difference between spanking and child abuse or a full out beating. I don’t plan on having kids anytime soon but when I do I’ll let you all know what I decide. To my future kids, if you’re reading this, you best believe you will be spanked for repeated poor behavior. It’s all out of love my future young ones, all out of love. How do you guys decide to discipline your young children?