Naomi - posted on 08/25/2011 ( 29 moms have responded )
Is it just me or does anyone else feel very confused and guilty about discipline methods? Smacking is wrong, shouting at your children is wrong, time out may lead to psychological separation issues I feel like I get it wrong most of the time and then if I do any of the above I am racked with guilt. Don't get me wrong I am totally against abusing children in any way. It is so tough to bring the children up to be good without seemingly scaring them in some way? I find after I might have yelled I am questioning if I should have done or if I should have handled it differently? If I had the energy to go to the child every time I needed to speak or explain or instruct them in their behaviour I would probably be ok but is this possible?