Perhaps your correction isn't stinging enough. I can honestly say I never had that problem with any of my children, but they were taught early on that disrespect of parents was not going to be tolerated. Laughing at correction is very disrespectful and ought to be sternly disciplined. I recommend you spank his little bare leg, at least hard enough so that he doesn't laugh about it.
at 1:58 PM on Jan. 6, 2011