Melissa - posted on 07/09/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )
Like other mom's in this group, I am a mommy to a 2-year old. He is silly, explores, and will experience bouts when he's more hyper than others, but is all around a well-behaved kid. He doesn't cry frequently, and listens when I tell him, "NO!" I have chosen not to spank him, but some friends and most of my family think I should. They tell me every child needs that form of discipline, and if I don't then he'll be un-ruley and out of control when he's older. But I feel that if he listens when I tell him, "NO!", even if it's two or three times and he stops whatever bad thing he's doing, then why should I spank? People have told me that I shouldn't have to tell him, "NO!" two or three times, and that I should have just spanked from the get-go, but I don't understand how that makes sense.
Can anyone offer their opinions/experiences to me as to when they feel it's right to spank or if they don't believe in spanking?