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originally posted by: dollukka
If you spank your child, then you lack respect for him/her. I have never been spanked, I have never hit anyone or hurt anyone intentionally. My kid has never been spanked, never been in a fight either. When he was smaller and doing something he shouldn´t, best way to contact child is kneel down face to face, look at his eyes and take his hands on yours and talk calmly and explain why he shouldn´t do that.
originally posted by: Realtruth
originally posted by: Rocker2013
Kids do not respond to common sense and discussion, they cannot comprehend risk, it is your job to inflict minor discomfort when needed to maintain their safety and prevent more serious injury or even death.
Plenty of adults do not respond to common sense, so should we "inflict minor discomfort" on them too?
originally posted by: chiefsmom
a reply to: Chrisfishenstein
I have to agree with everything you said, with one little add.
My parents never spanked me IN ANGER, and I never spanked my sons in anger.
I always got, and gave an explanation for the spanking.
But I did try other punishments as well, so it wasn't the "go to" punishment.
All kids are different. Some things work for them, others don't.