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Mamas Tell All / Week 2

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Today's Topic:

To Spank or Not to Spank – a discussion on discipline: when to start, how to implement, and how does it change as kids get older  

This is a rough area in parenting for me. Some times I feel I am to hard on my toddler and some times I feel like I am to lenient with her. I do think spanking is a must in disciplining. Not for every situation though. I do try to talk with my toddler and if she understands and obeys, I skip the spanking. Melt downs usually end in a spanking. A pop to the booty or on the hand. Both work pretty well. I have tried the ignoring her thing.. that does not work. & at the moment the time out thing does not work because my toddler is only 2 and very HYPER. She is super smart, and she talks and comprehends more that the average 2 year old. This can be good and bad in the disciplining department. "I don't want to" and "Get away" are the normal things I hear when I try to get on to her. BUT when she knows she did something bad a few minutes later she will come up to me and say "I'm sorry mama." So I suppose I am not failing completely!

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14 comments:

  1. I think this is tough for us all. We think we can discipline them but then they giggle and it's all over!

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  2. As I mentioned on Christine's page, while we don't have kids yet, we have had the discipline discussion and agree spanking is an effective form of discipline. You guys are stronger than me, though- when my sister disciplines my niece, it breaks my heart!

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  3. No question you have to do what works for you as far as discipline. Respect is the key with little ones! Keep your head up :)

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  4. It's always a tough decision. I was never spanked or anything as a child and I can tell you time-out's on the stairs were the worst punishment! I always roll my eyes when parents say they time-out their children in their rooms. With everything kids have nowadays, how is that a punishment??

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  5. you are doing a great job. parenting is a constant learning process and experimenting with what works for you and your kids. lol

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  6. my approach too!! Its a toughie, you want to be firm but its so hard when they're still so innocent (but sassy at the same time!!) trust your instincts is my motto, and you'll be on the right track :))) Keep up the good work momma!

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  7. Being a parent is hard enough. Having to discipline your own child is even harder. Lol But whatever method works for you is whats best for your child. I also tend to ignore my youngest child when he's acting out. lol

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  8. I'm not a mom yet but I've thought about this one a lot. I'm not sure if I will or wont' spank my kids! I'm not totally against it but not totally for it. Maybe it will happen if they aggravate me enough lol. I would like to use just my words for discipline and do a timeout, but who's to say I won't go this route? I'm not a parent yet so I can't make a call. Hope you find what works for you best!!

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  9. I can only imagine this is one of the toughest decisions you have to make with parenting. Whatever you do, I'm sure it's right for you!

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  10. When your little one says, "I'm sorry" I think it's one of the sweetest moments in a Mama's life. It just melts my heart. I always make my little give kisses or hugs to anyone he upset as well (which is meanly me and his Daddy).

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  11. This is such a hard one. Even before having kids (maybe because my sisters are so much younger than I am, 8 and 10 years younger), I had a good understanding that all kids are different and need to be disciplined in different ways. Some respond better to time outs, some respond better to spanking, some just need some stern words, some need privileges taken away. And it definitely varies by age too. Interesting link up, thanks Ashley!

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  12. Totally Alanna! We have timeout at the end of the hall, there is nothing fun going on there! :)

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  13. I think you're handling things the same way I do. My daughter is almost two and she just doesn't grasp the importance of some things without a spat on the tush. But I really do try to save it for times when she needs to understand and nothing else has worked.

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  14. I think there is a time and place for a spanking. BUT I do believe that parents should follow through on whatever punishment they have told their child they are getting. Like if you are in a store and your child acts out and you tell them they won't get a candy bar at the checkout line, then they should not get a candy bar. And they should be able to tell you why they aren't getting one. I may not have kids, but being the oldest of 7 gives me a lot of experience to pull from on some things.

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