I hate spanking. I don't think it's best for the child and I admit I do it. I spank my DS out of anger. Don't get me wrong, I don't beat him, but I will give him a smack on his butt. I hate it! I hate myself for spanking him.
I also yell. I'm a loud person anyway but I do yell. I will deepen my voice and yell.
He deserves better than me. I'm not going to debate with anyone so if you post something nasty I'm just going to ignore it. I just want some advice to be a better parent. Oh, and my son is 4.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:02 AM on Dec. 24, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 AM on Dec. 24, 2009
Look, I am a therapist and taught parenting classes. Do you think I am a perfect parent? Okay, you don't know me. Trust me, I'm not perfect. I haven't met a perfect parent out there. There are times when I do get frustrated and I have raised my voice at my three year old. I have other very good parenting tools and most of the time I do very well. There are times however when I am not really at my Mommy best and I get over loaded. It may be we are running late and he wets his pants, spills his drink, or in general something I find undesirable. In the few times I have raised my voice I have felt like crap....lower than crap. I have this new promise to myself and I have made good on it. When I am frustrated I count to three, look at him, and smile (inwardly) at how much I love him. Then I hug him and explain why I am upset. I find hugging defuses the situation for me. He knows he made a poor choice
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