Ok I had been wanting to ask this for a while and seeing as we are on the topic of smacking I will throw it out now.
My son gets a little over the top some times and slaps me when he is playing, I dont mind when its just the legs etc but he does it on the face alot and uses toys as well. He isnt doing it to be mean, he is just having some fun.
I dont believe in the smacking a child to tell them not to hit, so I have been wondering what to do. I just gentally push him away from me and tell him it hurts, be nice, gental etc. Im not hurting him and he normally thinks Im just playing. So I just get out of reach of him. But HOW can I tell him off and not have to sit up out the way??
What does peopel think?