Cassie - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
So, my husband and I had a sort-of-talk this afternoon. The conclusion: he thinks parenting comes naturally and he doesn't need to read about it.
We've been having differences of opinion when it comes to disciplining our 15 month old. DH ends up yelling and threatening spankings. I distract DS when he's doing something wrong, giving him something right to do. I try to model behavior we expect from him; I don't think my husband knows what modeling is.
Also, he thinks that by not spanking our son, he will end up being a softy. My husband's dad gave him many a spanking/beating and regrets how hard he was on him. I don't have the guts to tell my husband that he complains more than any grown man I know.