ANSWERS: 55
  • No, can't say that I ever remember that happening, although there were very harsh words thrown around.
  • No, never.
  • Yes, I got slapped a few times when I was older. Once I was big and strong enough nobody tried to hit me. They knew they would get hit back.
  • I got slapped 2-3 times by my mother. She just lost her temper and didn't know what else to do I guess.
  • No,never, besides i was about 6ft tall by 14 or 15 and taller than my parents.
  • yes ive been slapped once or twice but not in the face, i had to do something bad though.
  • My dad grabbed me by my throat once when I was 15 or 16. That was one of the few times growing up that I was stupid enough to test him. Had I been much dumber than I actually was I guess I'd be sitting here typing all night.
  • Only once do I recall my father slapping me on the face, and I said something to the effect "that didn't hurt." It didn't, but what did were his words..
  • yes my father was very abusive. in many ways. it left alot of scars on me. he commited suicide and never got help. makes me feel bad for him. i used to have all this anger towards him, but ive learned to let go. my mother, i dont want to say she was abusive, but she wasnt much help growing up either. she always told me that i was her friend, not her daughter. and would tell me the things my father did to her (like when i was 6-7 my mom told me my father raped her. i thought it was my fault cus i wanted him to stay the night). so i guess unintentionally she was emotionally abusive. but i do love her with all my heart.
  • No, i havnt, but i know how you feel, i have best friends that were, i helped them by telling my parents, and the got help, you need to get help and quick the longer this continues, the worse and sorse you will feel about yourselfe, and the more you will feel you have to keep it a secret. please share with people., by making this acount, was a good first step no take the initiative, and make another call anyone, anyone that cares about you or your father. so really my whole point is , get out there and GET help, even a teacher can help you.
  • My mom was on prednisone for a medical issue for a very long time - that medication causes major mood swings, so when she was angry...well let's just say I had more than one handprint shaped bruise on my face in my time.
  • Thankfully, no.
  • Yes. And they are not a part of my life as an adult - at all. I was able to survive it - and held in the anger. I think long run they will suffer more. I have learned that the best way to funnel a temper as an adult is thru vocabulary. There have been no repeats of temper like their level by me - although I do alow myself the privilege of being angry - but hitting etc - I do not. Only spoiled brats hit. I also work out quite abit.
  • My father and mom slapped me, and all I ever did was stand up for myself. I didn't show my ANGER but I went in my room and wrote hate notes in my best "brother" handwriting and signed it with my brother's name and snuck it on their pillows. I just loved seeing my brother in trouble.
  • No, my parents did not .. just a couple bottom spankings.
  • My Daddy never touched me, though we used to have some really great arguments. Nothing nasty or name calling, just him challenging my ideas, and teaching me how to stand up for what I believe in. My Mother took care of punishment or spankings, but they were NEVER brutal. I was probably 10 or 12 the last time she smacked my ass. It was when she caught me outside making igloos in a snowdrift by the fence with a friend who was staying for the weekend. We didn't have our coats on cause we'd gotten so hot and sweaty in the cold sunshine, which is a sure way to get sick, and she was really mad. I knew better, especially since I used to get earaches all the time, but like any kid, we'd gotten so caught up into building those great tunnels in the snow . . . Ah, the worse part was how Mother fussed in front of my friend, before she smacked my ass a few times as she sent us inside. In fact, the worst of any correction she ever did with me was when it was in front of others. It was embarassing - for me, for her. It's part of the baggage which has kept me from being an outgoing person, or venturing out into the world too much, for fear of those embarrassment feelings again.
  • Yes, but I believe that spanking is also wrong and must be illegal in every state. Here is my Answer to a similar question: A leather belt was used by my mother and his own belt was used by my Dad....sometimes his had a metal end on it. The only other 'corporal' punishment was a slap to the face. NO, NO. I do not think that in any way it made me a better adult. I know that it did not make my older brother a better adult because he used corporal punishment on his sons and worse on 2 of his 3 wives---"the third wife laid down the law" so he never hurt her physically when he was drinking. (In every way he acted out at his family as an alcoholic just LIKE our father did. My younger sister was 'spanked', beaten, more than once with a belt and there is no doubt that it DID NOT make her a better adult. In fact, it led her to hate herself, have very poor self image, believed that she was no good in every way and she could never find peace with/from God. Her 2 worst "spankings" beatings with a belt were: at age 7 by our young 24 yr "saintly" mother; and, at age 17 by our father. Nobody remembers why she was 'spanked for doing something wrong" at age 7. I remember every blow and the yelling at her and her fighting to get away from mother's hold on her with one hand and swinging the belt with the other.At age 8, I was powerless as were my brothers, age 6 and 9. At age 17 in 1957, she still lived at home aand bought a car after getting a great job after her June 1957 graduation. Most Saturday nights she and a girl friend would go to a movie, bowling, skating, and similar activities that were available to teenagers in the 1950's over 30 years before the sexual revolution and ease in buying beer, and the use of heroin primarily in the NE U.S. One night she and her girl friend did not just 'drag' (as in the movie, "American Graffitti" that was filmed at the favorite drive-in, round, at one of the street that was crowded by teenagers every Fri and Sat nights) the street and yell at the boys, but they left town and drove 60-plus miles away AND she arrived home at 8:00 a.m. When she opened the front door father demanded that she go to her room...our mother and I were in the kitchen and, as at age 9, I could only listen to her screams because my interference at 18 would just have meant that he would become even more angry and beat me too. Same for our mother. (That evening she called our grandmother and was on the plane to travel 5 states away the very next morning.) What he had done: Made her remove her clothing all except bra and panties, used his stiff narrow belt with a metal end to beat on her so hard so long. The incident was not mentioned by our parents. You see, he had decided that she was out there having sex with one or more boys---being liki him probably several times a week when at his favorite bar owned by the woman he had slept with for several years before alcohol killed him at 47. How "in God's green earth" could those 'spankings' have made her a better adult. She never spanked her own kids who are 3 fine adults now. She died at 57. God was merciful for she was happy one minute and dead the next, before her son could walk around the table, when an anyourism broke in the front of her head. Sadly, the laws making such treatment Child Abuse did not come until the 80's. I realize that some adults can bury such memories so deed that they do not realize the power those buried feelings have on their adult lives.
  • my dad never...he spanked me maybe 3 times in my life. My mom slapped me in the face once as a teenager...and I deserved it. I had no right to say what I did to her, and I have had to live the rest of my life knowing that I could never take back those words, which as a mother I know hurt her much worse then that slap hurt me.
  • My parents have never touched me in any inappropriate way, i think maybe once when i was around four they gave me a spanking with my pants on. I would never be able to forgive anyone including my parents if i was ever abused. It brings down a child's self esteem so much that they build a level of extreme anger. It makes me sick when i think about anyone hitting their child, if anyone is being abused i hope they realize how wrong it is and get out.
  • I was more than hit. Yes I have been hit in the face undeserved because I was only trying to get his hand out of my face when he told me I was a mistake once and another time when he wanted his own way and I was worthless. There was another time I was choked by him but the worst part of it was the molestation my whole life that he only got away with because of his last name. That part only stopped because of the continuous attempts at prosecution and the fact that I popped him one in the face the last time when I was about 15.
  • Only once did my mother ever slap me...and I deserved it. I was a mouthy, snotty 14 year old and I pretty much called her a b*tch. You can bet I never did that again.
  • yep i had to go to school with multiple black eyes and other facial bruises. he also told me he was going to kill me and dragged me across a gravel road. good times.
  • My "dad" has only threatened me to kick me out and all that but thats it. I only got a few whippings (studded leather belt, hurt like a mother) but no abuse.
  • Yes. Myself and my brothers. Before my mom married my stepfather she did not believe in corporal punishment. I was well-behaved, and she and I had a mutual relationship based on repect for one another. But he not only spanked, he beat. I remember my first spanking ever, because not only did I not do anything wrong, but it was 20 lashes with a belt at age 7. I can also remember times that I would try to run away from being "spanked" with various objects - belts, coat hangers, brooms, large sticks... anything at hand. I personally was beaten until bleeding on a few occasions, as was my youngest brother, starting at age 4 - and again over things that to this day I do not believe warranted even a slap on the butt. I myself became extremely depressed at a very early age. I started having insomnia at age 10. I wouldn't sleep for days. My little brother did as well. When he was 6 he had such low self-esteem that he told me that he wanted to die because he thought that he was no good. Before my stepdad's beatings I had never felt so angry and violent myself (much better these days though). My little brother is now 10, and he has anger issues, which I personally believe to be a part of bipolar disorder (often misdiagnosed in young children as ADHD). When my stepdad started beating us, so did my mom. It caused our relationship to crumble entirely. I only started getting along with her well again after I was emancipated and moved out at age 15. So yes, I have been more than just spanked by my parents. And I don't think that it caused any good. It wasn't constructive - it was destructive.
  • Yeah one time we were in the store and I hid behind one of the aisles and came out and tried to scare him and he got so scared that he hit me in the nose and It started bleeding.Almost could have broke my nose.
  • my dad hit when i was a kid... when ever i do something wrong... and sometimes get slapped on the face... i had a bad experince... but i learned from it though..
  • Yes, my dad hit me several different times in the face.
  • well my mom beat me with a spatula the other day... she used to be real bad though threw me down the stairs, dragged me up by my hair (up was worse), allowed my brother to beat me till i couldnt breath mostly though was neglect which i liked and still enjoy today
  • No they were very loving.
  • No. I was busted on the bottom many times (deservedly), but never hit any other way. When I was older, ten or so, my folks made punishment a more difficult thing; loss of allowance, priveleges, extra work, etc. I think I really preferred the butt busting (lol).
  • my birthfather beat me with a belt... so yea....
  • oh yessss but, it doesn't seem that big of a deal anymore cuz i think it happens a lot. i just sorta got used to it.
  • No, but I have been held down and choked almost to the point of passing out.
  • Kinda, but now-a-days I think we get too out of hand with the whole "child abuse" thing. I mean, after I got spanked I never did it again, and if I did something really really bad (like pull a rug out from under my brother causing him to get a concussion) then I think I deserved to be hit.
  • My mom did, that and a complete scheme of psychological fuckery she liked to dispense on other people, especially me since I was little and couldn't do anything about it. Fortunately though, I didn't stay with her long at all.
  • No, they were always loving and kind.
  • Yes, my mom told me that I was going to stop smoking and I told her I was not (I knew that I wasn't ready and wasn't going to lie) When she repeated the request and I stood my ground, she kicked my ass. (it didn't help that a part of this argument was because I got caught cutting class for the umpteenth time and just got suspened for 5 days).
  • Only spankings when I was little. And that didn't mean my parent weren't loving and caring. Spanking was a recommended form of discipline and they spanked BECAUSE they loved me and wanted me to have good behavior.
  • My mom slapped me across the face for being mouthy and spanked my rear end for all other offenses.
  • When I was in 4th /5th grade I was talking with my mom on the couch and I said something to make her made and she slapped me across the face and left her hand print and left it read for several hours. I wish she would have spanked me instead which is what I normally get because then none could see. I hard to go to a girl scout meeting with my mom with a read face and with her hand print on my face. I never repeated that offense and I most have deserved the slap in the face.
  • My mom once slapped me hard in the face. It stung, it left her hand print and it was read for several hours. Idid not like it because people could see it but it huts the same amount as a spanking. I did cry and it was one had slap across the face. I deserved it so I did not react back.
  • My dad had some anger problems... I was punched, slapped, choked, and once he threw a metal rod at me and I thought he broke my collar bone... After that I moved out. That was years ago.
  • My dad used to hit me with his fist or belt or a peice of pvc pipe one time.
  • yes when I was in the 4/5th grade before my mom and I were going to leave for a girl scout meeting. I was acting up and she slapped me across the face. My face was read, stinging and you could see her hand print. I began crying. I deserved that although I normally recieved spnakings and I guess my mom wanted to try something new. or she did not feel like putting me over her knee.
  • Yes, a lot! Not in an absiuve way, it was always out of discipline. I think perhaps temper got caught up in there though and sometimes it went over the top. That is where the problem is. I won't ever do that to my children though.
  • Yes when I was in 4/5th grade my mom slapped me in the face. It had her hand print, it was red and it stung. I started to cry. She normally spankes us for back talk but I guess she did not feel like putting me over her knee and she wanted to try something new that she heard from a her friend who slapped their kids in the face as a punishment. I remember when she was asking this friend. The friend told my mom it takes one good hard slap to start someone crying, you can see the results and the child learns their lesson where a spanking you have to givve a coupple of swats before crying starts. My mom told this friend that she was going to try the technique. It worked because you wer even able to here the smack because my dad ran into the room after the smack and my mom told my dad why she had to slapp me then my dad told me to go up to my room to think over why I got slapped and until I was finished crying. I never got slapped in the face again. My mom washed my brother mouth out with soap for cursing which taught me not to curse in front of her.
  • Yes. Too many times
  • Yes ! It was BEYOND hurtful and demoralizing. It was emasculating. Childhood should NEVER hurt (beyond "loving" reprimand). Now. . .it makes me SO-O-O-O grateful for the loving man I have found in my life. He gives me love I've never even known from my biological family !
  • ...yeah. I remember once my dad threw me against the wall, and has also thrown me down to the ground real hard...and another time my mom really slapped me in my face....but it was ok, lol I really deserved it....I dont know how else they would have handled the situation. I think sometimes unless its needed. There shouldnt be so much judging on how parents treat there children. If the child really needs to learn there place sometimes it takes drastic action. I know sometimes spanking doesnt always do the trick...but pulling hair, punching, biting...is uncalled for, no reason for that. But a good pop in the mouth...(when they are very disrespectful) a slap on the face...(when they are out of control) a throw on the ground (when tryin to run off/or fighting) or a slam against the wall...(when being out of control)...isnt really a bad thing....now if a parent is uncontrollable, extremely violent...and physical, AND EMOTIONAL ABUSER...then yeah...get the hell outta there, tell someone...no reason to stay involved in that...if they do that, they arnt parents...or they themselves need the discaplin.
  • My dad spanked me but very rarely hit me. Only when he was extremely anger.
  • My Dad retroactively informed me of some abuse he'd subjected me to when I was really young. The strange thing is that I didn't remember those incidents ever happening at all, even after he let me know he'd done it.
  • Yeah,many many times over.*+++++*
  • My step father TRIEd to hit me one time ; obviously he was unaware that I had studied martial arts since I was in kindergarden..... I grabbed and blocked his arm and chopped him across the throat .. then kicked him square in the family jewels .. as he bent over , I raised my knee and fractured his jaw ... The police said it was "Self Defense" and no charges were filed against me ... The step dad did not ever bother me again ... and in fact , Mom threw him out a few months later ...
  • i got the belt growing up and my mother did slap me in the face too

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