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Discipline

At what ages do you use spanking for? What age is the cut-off?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:19 PM on Jan. 25, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I start spanking if really needed at two years old and my oldest is almost twelve and if she needs it (which she never does) I'll still beat her lil' behind!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:26 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I only use it as a last resort.. my age cut off is 9 unless the behavior is very very bad, like stealing...
    & I never spank until at least 2 yr old. clothes on, with hand only...
    maiahlynn

    Answer by maiahlynn at 8:36 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • No age is good for spanking. You can redirect and discipline your child without pain. Check out Love And Logic .  Good Luck. 

    mistynights234

    Answer by mistynights234 at 10:27 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • As soon as a child can start talking back, including grunting in defiance, a one-finger-tap on the back of the wrist and a stern "No".
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:20 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • We started spanking around 18 months for offenses such as out right defiance. We will continue as long as necessary - but let me tell you, the sooner you start, the less you will have to do it. I only need to spank my near 3 year old maybe once a week or so now.
    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 10:13 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

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