Kristen - posted on 02/13/2013 ( 11 moms have responded )
Whether Christian or not, we all know there are 1million books out there on child-rearing, with even more differing opinions on what is "right" and "wrong" or "most effective". After coming across a post about "Disciplining an 8 month old", I was wondering what you all's thought's were on when "discipline" should start, and what it means to you? I have googled Christian child-rearing books, and raising Christian children and have gotten results ranging from discipline starting at 6 months (smacking on the hand for EVERY offense i.e. putting up a fight with a diaper change or clothes change), or just for "dangerous" situations (poking the light socket), to other books saying only redirection or time-out is appropriate after 12 months.
In my opinion it depends on the child, the age, and the offense. What's your take? Not looking to start an argument! Just friendly, debatable conversation.