Posted by Kendra on September 11, 2003 at 19:07:16:
In Reply to: Smacked my child today; I feel horrible! posted by Elizabeth on September 11, 2003 at 18:09:22:
Personally, I would have done the same thing. Unlike many others here, I believe in spanking (not beating). I was spanked as a child, very few instances however-when I did something really bad. And I turned out to be a good kid/adult. I won't spank my kids for everything, but for those times when that's all that will get through to them. However, I would not have extended the play time, especially if they threw a fit about it. When you start being flexible is when they try to take control or push the limits. I phrase things as telling what I want them to do not asking them if they will do it. If you ask they can say no. These are just my thoughts and everyones are different. I don't think you should feel guilty about it. It was a dangerous situation. I would rather have spanked my child than have them hit by a car.