Tiffany - posted on 09/17/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )
My son will be 15 months old on the 25th. I am wondering what kind of tactics everyone uses in order to discipline their children? I feel like too many parents are reluctant to share that they spank their children, however I never want to be one of those parents with their naughty kids in the store that you say to yourself, "give them a good spanking already". Or even the "Nanny 911" kids...
My son is by no means to that point of naughtiness, however I also never want him to get to that point either (and I have to admit at some point between turning 1 and now I DID get nervous about that type of behavior with him, but he seems to have gotten better).
So yes, I have always believed in spanking but second guessing it now that I became a parent myself and had to do it. Now, if my son just looks at me and smiles after getting a spanking I don't really know that he's realizing what he's done wrong(and that's the whole point of it!). I do explain it to him but he seems to just go on with his life and find something new to play with. Just wondering what everyone else does and if you also spank will you just continue it until the relationship between the behavior and a spank "clicks" for the child? Or will it even?