Well first you have to find out what works for your kid. Each child is different. Some don't need to be spanked, ever. You go to a parenting class or buy a book that has many different means of positive and negative reinforcement. And you work your way up the list until you find what works for this child. I can tell you that positive reinforcement is better(more effective) than negative in most cases. I can also tell you that it is better to spank a child who was about to injury himself (stove, street, knives, jumping off the roof) that let him injury himself. Some people spank all the time because it is the only thing they know and they are lazy. Time out, rewards, praise they work.
at 1:32 PM on Feb. 10, 2011