Posted by Kelly M on September 06, 2003 at 07:35:35:
In Reply to: Controversial question regarding spanking posted by Christy on September 06, 2003 at 01:20:36:
I know as a Mother of 2 how frustrating it is!
I was a young mom had my first daughter at 17. A few times out of pure frustration i admit i have smacked my daughter. I never gained nothing out of it just felt guily. As for my daughter she was shocked and looks at me as to say how could have you did that to me! So i dont smack anymore...
Now I take things away from her when shes bad i send her to bed early etc. When she good she gets nice things and treated.
When you have two kids being naughty, I know it sounds cruel but i would go behind each other back and say "if your good 2day and so and so aint i will treat you to sweets" and tell the other one the same.... and stand by your words if ones good and 1 bad shower the good one with loads of attention & sweets and leave the other one out, they soon relise that they dont wanna be left out and hopefully both your kids will have their good days!
Hope this helped a bit
Best of luck