Posted by Ginger on September 09, 2003 at 07:56:51:
In Reply to: Re: Controversial question regarding spanking posted by Mels on September 06, 2003 at 13:14:49:
I am going to get a TON flak here... I was spanked as a child... I can remember like maybe a handful of times... I do spank my children. But
I dont spank thenm when they are physical with me or with anyone else.. I have a stepson who has thrown my baby down the stairs, has hit and stabbed all of us here including his dad. He gets very angry with his bio mom and takes it out on us.. Yes the courts know this as well they do nothing. Anyways. When he is doing this he gets sent to the corner or to his room. He hates to stand in the corner so we use that one more then anything. He has to stand there for 7 minutes with out much moving and no sounds... It usually works! We reward good behavior here.. an extra book or an extra few minutes up at night.. Really good behaviour for more then a coupld of days will land them in McDonalds. This works for all of our kids.. I will spank tho like if my 3 year old is constantly runnimg out to the street as soon as I let go of his hand. We had to do that twice and he hasnt gone to the road since...