adelinasmommy took the words out of my mouth. I don't think that "spanking" is a good word to call it. I called it discipline. I have heard other ppl call it 'correction'. When you are training your child(ren) - which you do either intentionally or unintentionally, you need to make sure it is never ever done in anger. You shouldn't get to that point. You tell the child "if you do not stop, I will have to discipline". There is no anger, just clear direction. If the child CHOOSES to not obey then you instantly apply discipline. If you don't do it right then - your word means little or nothing to the child. Children need a chance, you say. You gave him a chance when you told him to stop. That was his chance. Don't drag it out - THAT is where the anger on your part comes in to play. You set yourself up to become angry with the disobedience of your child if you don't handle it immediately.
at 5:17 AM on Oct. 24, 2010