I am all for appropriate spanking but I am hoping one day to either adopt or be a foster parent and in my state that means that I can't spank. So I'm trying to implement techniques now on my own children but have no idea what works best! I grew up in a spanking home, I spank right now as well as use time out. Any suggestions on other methods?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on May. 8, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 4:39 PM on May. 8, 2010
The state will give you a list of things you can't do, and it doesn't leave much in the way of discipline. Which in my opinion is how these kids get so out of control in the first place. For example, we can give a time out one minute for each year in age. As if a 13 minute time out is going to mean anything to a teenager! And you can NOT send them to their room with a closed door, it has to stay open. You can not with hold food, which I understand for your three meals, but here this means treats as well. If they demand a twinkie you can not say no. You can not keep them from any school functions or after school activities. And you can not take away belongings like an ipod, cell phone ot video games. It's pretty much a free for all with foster kids. Good Luck.
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