Cynthia - posted on 04/26/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hello, ladies! I have an 8 month old daughter, so she is too young to discipline yet (although I am trying to teach her what "no" means as young as possible)... But I joined this community anyway, because I plan on trying my hardest to never have to resort to a spanking. My siblings and I got spankings as children, but we weren't overly spanked, and I don't feel resentful towards my parents at all because of it. I know they say people tend to parent like their parents did, but I want to avoid spanking at all costs. So for now I'm just here to observe and see what strategies other parents use, and I'm sure I will be joining in the conversations more when my daughter gets a little older. I'm glad to find this community!