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Would you spank for this?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
DS is 3, autistic, and getting tired.

He threw a pizza crust on the floor.

Dh spanked him, hard, bare bottom for it. Spent a good two minutes yelling about it and won't let him out of time out.

I think that was WAY too harsh

I would have made DS throw the crust away, and sat him in time out for a few minutes. Had he thrown a fit it would have progressed to him being put in his room until he calmed down. No yelling or hitting, which always makes the situation worse. Getting put in time out or in his room until he is calm is usually effective for DS.

I let DS out of time out and had a few choice words for my husband.
Posted by Anonymous on May. 11, 2013 at 6:43 PM
Replies (11-20):
Luna091306
by on May. 11, 2013 at 6:48 PM

 No, I  wouldn't have. Too harsh, imo.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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I left DS on the couch and drug Dh in the kitchen.

Quoting Lindalou907:

I hope you didn't use the choice words in front of ds. Dh was out of line I think.

Ktkazblake
by Gold Member on May. 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM
This!


Quoting Toonkasmommy:

I do believe in spanking but not for that.

KME3
by Platinum Member on May. 11, 2013 at 6:50 PM
I rarely spank and that wouldn't be a time to do so. Way harsh...
nicolemead91
by on May. 11, 2013 at 6:50 PM
As soon as I read "autistic" ... I didn't read the rest. No need to! You just don't spank a child! Period! It's not right! :(
LyTe684
by Ruby Member on May. 11, 2013 at 6:51 PM
No. I would have made him pick it up and put it in the trash.
Laura1427
by Gold Member on May. 11, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Way, way, way, WAY too harsh.

mawith2
by on May. 11, 2013 at 6:52 PM
I was about to say I don't know because I've never disciplined an autistic child then I saw what he did... out of line too harsh.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 11, 2013 at 6:52 PM
I told Dh the same thing. He thinks you spank for everything.

With our two a lack of attention is more effective than anything. When they pull something they are put in time out or their rooms and ignored until they can behave.

Quoting KME3:

I rarely spank and that wouldn't be a time to do so. Way harsh...
RMC007
by Silver Member on May. 11, 2013 at 6:53 PM

I think that is too harsh for a 3 year old, even if he is not autistic. I would have made the 3 year old pick up the crust off the floor, throw it in the trash, and depending on why he threw in on the floor, I would have made him sit in timeout for 3 minutes. I would hate to see what your husband would do for something serious.

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