Danielle Setzer - posted on 08/24/2010 ( 44 moms have responded )
I am trying to figure out how everyone else discipline's their child and what if anything has been effective not effective thus far.
Both my husband and I were spanked growing up, and both of us have told each other that we would rather not spank our child. Where I am from, people will probably look down upon that decision and figure if we don't spank we will end up with a spoiled child that will get their way.
When I am mad, frustrated, and angry, I really just don't see how it would be the best idea to start hitting my child. Believe me, it crosses my mind, but I don't know if it would do any good at this age, and again, I really don't want to have to revert to that for punishment.
My mom tells me to "smack her hands" when she gets into drawers or starts hitting on the front of her tv or throws food/milk off the highchair. I just redirect her and give a firm "NO!"
When I did smack her hands 1 time in the high chair, she looked at me smiled and started smacking her high chair and telling me No, No, - I was like, What? Are you kidding me? So, that's why I am thinking it may not work anyway. Numerous ppl have been telling me to smack her hands or pop her on the legs - maybe it's just where I'm from, but it bothers me a lot and I am about to drive myself crazy on finding an effective discipline method(s). I've even done 60 sec. timeouts and I guess I just have a stubbon & independent child! Please help!!