In our house, we only spank our child for 2 reasons: lying and disobedience. I tell him that lying is about the worst thing he can do. I'd rather he tell me the truth and face the consequences (which is usually a logical consequence) than get caught in a lie which not only causes a logical consequence, but now he gets a spanking on top of it. For Ex. our son isn't allowed to watch Cartoon Network w/o telling us what is about to be on air. Today I caught him watching CN on his own. He said he had just turned the TV to that channel and had been watching "NickToon" some harmnless animal cartoon. So, I typed in, "TV Guide.com" and looked see exactly what was showing at that time on the channel he "said" he was watching when I came in the room. Little booger was right. Took some effort to prove. But I'm glad to catch him in a "truth." Reward that behavior, too!
at 3:56 AM on Jul. 5, 2008