>>>>>I did a google search for "I spank" and "was not spanked". Here's some

"I resent my parents for NOT giving me the discipline that I needed." This person is equating discipline with physical punishment. Her parents didn't spank her so she ran wild? There is obviously much more to her story than that.

Those examples have nothing to do with the unschooling lifestyles many on this list have or are striving to have. It is unlikely that children growing up in solid relationships with and respect from their parents will someday spank their own children.

Mary Ellen

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-=-But on the imagination strength-o-meter, coming to believe that spanking
is a better way is pretty high up there.

If watchin television can stunt the imagination, maybe those folks should have watched a WHOLE lot more TV. <bwg>