The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not endorse spanking for any reason, citing its lack of long-term effectiveness as a behavior-changing tactic. Instead the AAP supports strategies such as "time-outs" when children misbehave, which focus on getting kids to reflect on their behavior and the consequences of their actions. Still, as many parents can attest, few responses bring about the immediate interruption of a full-blown tantrum like a swift whack to the bottom.
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I don't spank my son he is a very polite and sweet child. He is strong willed and stubborn at times too. We used logical consequences and time outs when he was younger. He is older now so grounding or loss of privileges are in place. He rarely is in trouble he knows we will follow through and it is not worth it. He told me it was just easier and better for him if he doesn't talk back or not follow the rules. We make sure to shower him with affection when we catch him doing things right and praise him for his good behavior. We get compliments all the time on what a great kid he is. I will never understand the need for spanking seems so unnecessary when there are more logical options out there.
Answer by momtolucas2002 at 10:57 AM on Apr. 13, 2010
What no mention of removing the child from "the hot stove" or distracting the child with a "safe" toy. Our only choice is "time-outs" Seriously, You can't put a 9 month old in the corner. He isn't going to reflcet on his behavior. But you should NOT be spanking a 10 year old either. You have to have a range of teaching methods that are age appropriate. And you have to be a hands on, in their face parent who sits on the floor and plays with them rather than leaves them to their own devices and yells when they get into something you didn't think they could reach.
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