Posted by Elizabeth on November 14, 2003 at 03:22:52:
In Reply to: Spanking posted by Mark on November 14, 2003 at 03:09:24:
: What are your views? Honest answers please.
I honestly don't believe in spanking but I did smack my oldest on the bottom 1 time because she ran into the street twice and almost got ran over by a car and would not listen. I think it helped because she never did it again. When my youngest was only 5 months old, my oldest would hit her in front of our faces until one day she injured her sister's head and I did smack her hand. Since that day that I smacked her hand, she never hurt her sister again and are very close.
I have thought that in dangerous situations a smack might help, but time-outs in their rooms have seemed to help. I know it is supposed to be 1 minute per year but I let them scream until they get it out of their system and then I talk to them and praise them for calming down.
I know every parent has a different way of disciplining as some doctors do too. Some doctors believe in time-outs, others say they don't work, others believe in spanking and others don't. I think the way a parent disciplines is just a matter of opinion.