I have 2 boys and honestly...spanking is just not for me....my brother who believes heavily in "corporal punishment" and spanks all his 4 of his children (6 and under) and has practically sincethey were born, believes I am just too easy on m children. They are rough and tumble boys, but very respectful and "know" to behave wherever we are out and about! i don't receive complaints from school or strangers but my family thinks i am letting them be "soft" because i do't spank!Answer Question
Whether someone chooses to spank or whatever else is their own business. Just as you choosing not to is yours. Every family is different and hopefully does what works for them. If this works for you and YOU don't feel like you are too easy on them that is all that matters. He should mind his own business and respect yours.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 12:53 PM on Jan. 19, 2011
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Oh and yes I have spanked.
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Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:00 PM on Jan. 19, 2011
And I also don't believe that not spanking a child is making them "soft". That says that spanking a child makes them "hard". In my house spanking is about discipline. If one of my children does something they know they aren't suppose to then they get spanked. Something new, they get told no. For us this works but to say that your children are "soft" because you don't spank them is ridiculous. I have been told "you don't spank enough", "your too hard on them". Period point blank these are my children and I do what works for us. You are doing the right thing for your family and that is all that matters. Sorry, had to come back, it irked me that your brother would say that to you, lol.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 1:08 PM on Jan. 19, 2011