My son is only 5 months old, but his father and i have been talking about how we want to raise him. We were both smacked around as kids, and although he does not intend to do that, he thinks that it's a good idea to spank him for something as little as coloring on the wall. I do not agree in any way, i don't think that a real spanking is deserved for any reason. But he doesn't want to budge on the idea, what do i do? I don't want him hitting our son!
Answer by Anouck at 2:57 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
Answer by irishmama1007 at 3:00 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
I know that this will not be a popular answer but I do believe in spanking. For deliberate disobedience I've found that Spanking is an appropriate punishment. I've used it sparingly and with out anger. My son knows that certain behavior will result in a spanking. He is ten years old and I've not had to resort to corporal punishment in almost a year. Two years ago he would go to a friends house after school and would not come home till well after dark. After grounding him several times I finally informed him that if the behavior continued He would be spanked. I only had to do it twice before the message got through. Dr James Dobson's book "Dare to Disipline" was a great resource for me.
Answer by CKasting at 3:04 PM on Jan. 15, 2010