Katelyn Mia - posted on 02/10/2016 ( 17 moms have responded )
My 7-year-old son can be quite the challenge sometimes. He picks fights with some other kids because they're "annoying" (luckily he fights with kids his age, no one younger or older), he back talks, and he insults his older sister. I usually just put him in time out for 7 minutes, or take away his DS for a few days, but when it gets really out of hand, I spank. I have been spanking only occasionally, starting when my kids are six. I only do the amount of swats of their age (so I swat my son 7 times since he's 7), and never with an implement. Many people disagree with spanking, so I was wondering: Am I spanking my son reasonably, and appropriately?