Spanking might be effective if done on a sever offense, but if it is done to often it becomes ineffective. Plus 10yr old is kinda out growing that. Spankings should also come with prior warning. My 9yr old rarely gets a spanking and that is usually because her younger dd 6 and her are being punished for the same crime. They are always told okay last chance, or you get a spanking. I find that consequences relating to choices are more effective.
I've had to resort to spanking before as well, but it's always a last resort and not something I take lightly.
Good for you. I've never spanked, and never will, I have no need to.
If that's what it takes, do it. Just remember though, they get bigger than you and you have to have other dicipline techniques that work too.
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