Edit: Mom moved in. She has early onset Alzheimer's and does not listen! I have started spanking her and it works!
I treat her the same way she treated me as a kid. If she doesn't listen she gets two warnings then a spank with a wooden spoon or a belt. She's my family and I can discipline her in my own way. My house, my rules.
i don't understand what's getting everybody so upset. I am fully legally entitled to hit my kids when they misbehave and they are way smaller and more vulnerable. My mom justified her beating me as a child by telling me it was for my own good. So how could it not be for her own good to get the same punishment that she thought appropriate to dish out to her kids when they behaved the same way. I do it because I love her. My house my rules. Spare the rod spoil the person. I was spanked and I turned out just fine. It hurts me more than it hurts her. She needs to learn respect.
Ok just so we're clear - it's ok to smack my kids but its not ok to smack my mom for the same behaviour. Got it... Thanks for clearing that up.
re edit: this post was satirical. i do not smack ANYONE, i dont smack my kids, my mother, my dogs or my husband. i dont believe violence has any place within the home.