What is your method of disciplining your child? Spanking, not spanking, time outs, etc. Why or why not??Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:30 PM on Jan. 11, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by Pauline3283 at 7:53 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
I do not use spanking and my reasons are too many to post in a single thread. I work as a professional pediatric psychotherapist and have done quite a bit of professional research as well as have professional updates and findings available to me in professional journals. But with that said I don't use just one form of punishment. I do use consistency as my method of discipline. Discipline and punishment are two separate animals. I have a variety of techniques at my disposal as a parent that I determine, quickly, at the time a punishment or a correction is warrented. I use Love and Logic, P.E.T, and I am fond of the filial approach to parenting, response and play. cont...
Answer by frogdawg at 7:59 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
cont..Which means that now I must practice what I preached all those years. In some ways it is easier for me because I have had all those years of practice on other people's children and I taught parenting classes and behavioral therapeutic techniques. In other ways it is much harder because when I'm having a bad parenting day or moment I am very hard on myself and feel like a failure as a mother for not being perfect. Nobody is perfect for sure. While I understand that logically it is different on a bad day. We all have them. My suggestion is to read parenting books. There are a ton out there. Some bad, some good, and some okay. Choose several philosophies and experiment with different techniques. You will find one that works for you. If you don't want to spank there are a ton of options available. Then again, if you want to spank it is perfectly legal.
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