Please only answer this if you agree with spanking, I'm not looking for a debate. My twins are 3yo. Yesterday my MIL gave me a book called "Mothers Almanac" that she said was the best she ever read on raising kids. I really like the book. It even had a very specific section on "the dark side" of discipline (spanking).
My question is, what do you think of the advice in this book for 3-6 year olds? If you followed this path, and did it work for you? What, if anything, did you do differently? The book was written in 1975, and I'm wondering if moms with practical experince still agree or have other ideas.
"Only spank a pre-Three if he runs into the street or touches the power tools. A Three to Six may need to be spanked occasionally, with a "pantsdowner" given for extremely naughty behavior. Use your bare hand, not a hair brush or a wooden spoon, so you can gauge your force.
Please answer honestly! Anonymous is fine!
Asked by Anonymous at 7:08 AM on Jun. 21, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 7:15 AM on Jun. 21, 2009
Answer by Army_wife05 at 8:56 AM on Jun. 21, 2009
We don't spank, but I totally agree with the advice, even if it is from 1975. I would never spank with anything but my hand, if I was a spanker. I know you asked me not to answer... but I'm not starting a fight so I thought it was OK.
Answer by Navymama at 9:29 AM on Jun. 21, 2009
Answer by rainmommy at 11:36 AM on Jun. 21, 2009
Answer by outstandingLove at 2:02 PM on Jun. 21, 2009
Answer by DDmama05 at 2:37 PM on Jun. 21, 2009
My kids get spanked for disrespect and blatant disobedience only. Sounds kosher to me.
Answer by RyleeMendez at 2:54 PM on Jun. 21, 2009
Answer by NannyB. at 3:38 PM on Jun. 21, 2009
Answer by Mommy2be2709 at 5:24 PM on Jun. 21, 2009
Answer by Twinsmomjill at 5:59 AM on Jun. 22, 2009