Nikki - posted on 11/16/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
Until very recently I have never had any instinct to smack, even after working with some truly horrific behaviours in my time at work. Lately my daughter has been rather rough and I find it shocking but instinctively I have thought about smacking her at times. Now this comes as a real shock to me, given my beliefs and principles on the act but it does give me a better insight as to why some parents smack. I am interested to know if others have had the same experience and if so what do you do to make sure you don't smack. For me I had to say out loud to myself "what the f#*k are you doing woman!" Do you walk away, calm down, count to ten?