My DD is VERY sensitive & gets really upset at herself & feels guilty when i repremand her. I do not spank her either. Words work best. I tell her that i would be a bad mother if i did not teach her how to act properly, & that it is my god given duty to make sure i teach her right from wrong. Although, i say it in a way she can better understand me. I tell her to not feel guilty & just accept the punishment. I tell her she is not a bad girl, she is just learning how to do things right & not wrong. And i tell her that god gave that job for me so i HAVE to do a good job at making sure she behaves herself & listens because it will help her when she is a grown up. Sometimes just talking to them really helps. When i take the time to explain things like this, she tends to do much better.
at 11:56 AM on Dec. 18, 2009