How young is TOO young to spank or put in time out? My child is only 13 months old, and I HATE the idea of discipling her, but she's already acting like she's in her terrible twos! She bites me, ignores me, throws HUGE fits....etc. I don't know what to do??!?!?!? Help!?!?Answer Question
I know that I'm probably going to catch hell from other CafeMom members for saying this but I DO believe in popping my 15 month old on the hand or tushy when she bites or screams and I have told her to stop. She stops immediately after I give her a little pop. I believe that there is an age when kids can get too OLD to be spanked. I was spanked as a kid and I viewed it as a joke. I just felt like when I did something wrong all I had to go through was a few smacks on the butt and that was all. It was only painful for a few mnutes and it was over. It didn't really teach me a lesson when I was older. The thing that I WILL do when my kids get older is make them do chores like CRAZY for a full waking day or two. Make them wash the car, clean the garage, this and that until I say stop...that was EXTREMELY affective for me as a kid.
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 6:03 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
I guess to sum it up I do not think your child is too young to be popped (after all you can't "time out" or ground a 13 month old). However...around the age of ten or so I think it becomes ineffective and I would resort to other more affective forms of discipline.
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 6:04 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
BTW...my daughter's name is Ava, too!
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 6:05 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by OrielaB22 at 6:13 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Discipline is all about trial and error...finding out what works best for you and your family through failed past expierences and knowledge gained. Explore your options. Spanking is affective for some but not for others...likewise for grounding, taking away priviledges, "time outs", etc. Get creative with it but keep it safe. How old is your kiddo?
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 6:17 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by AvaMariesMomma at 6:21 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
I would tell her that it's YOUR kid. Who cares if she (MIL) likes it or not? I lived with my MIL during my husband's first 16 month deployment also but that was five years ago and I didn't have any kids then.
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 6:28 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by jrsmith27 at 8:27 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by mblucky at 11:06 PM on Dec. 1, 2008
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