I did tonight, and I felt just awful. My daughter was being a little stinker, and was throwing her bath toys out of the tub (which is a bit no-no). When I told to cut it out, she started scratching my arm. I got frustrated and popped her leg. She didn't react to it, but I did. I felt horrible. I apologized to her and told her that it's NOT OK to hit...even for Mommy!!
Have you ever slipped up and unintentionally hit your child? Please share with me? Thanks!
Asked by Anonymous at 8:00 PM on Apr. 7, 2010 in General Parenting
It sounds like this was a reflex. That can happen to parents that were hit all the time as kids and then decide not to hit their own children. Don't give it another name like pop. Moms do that all the time on cm to make hitting sound not so bad. Don't make a big deal about it with your child. Just let it go. It can be very upsetting to a parent that never wants to hit but usually it doesn't upset kids that much. When the parent slips up they usually don't hit hard, it happens quick and is over with. They are usually doing something wrong.
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