I've got my own plans on how to discipline my daughter (who is due in April).
I've read books, I've considered my options, and I've made my plan of attack. Like my older sister, I want to approach discipline without hitting (spanking), because I don't think you can teach a child not to hit when you do it to them, and I believe it hurts a person's self-esteem. It did mine.
Now, I've already seen through my niece that my mother, who I am living with due to everyone's financial strain, is not going to respect my wishes. She waited until my sister left the house to spank her daughter.
All I can think to do is tell her that if she won't respect my wishes, I'll move out.
What can I do?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 PM on Mar. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:08 PM on Mar. 30, 2009
To have the most control over how you raise your child, you're best to do it in a place of your own. I happen to be fine with spanking and allow my mother in law to spank my children if they need it, because I believe that she loves them and would never hurt them and I want their discipline to be consistent. But if she (or anyone else) spanked my child against my wishes I would be very angry.
Answer by MommyAddie at 5:19 AM on Mar. 31, 2009