We never smack, I consider it humiliating & cruel & it perpetuates violence. It also promotes a lack of control over ones emotions & an inability to communicate verbally. But when you know better you do better & I always hope that parents will read up on the effects of smacking (& actually how ineffectual in the long term it is ). My parents smacked, & maybe if I hadn't studied in areas that relate to child psychology I would have followed in their footsteps - but to be honest i doubt it as I know how it made me feel & how it changes who you are.
Remember, only a simple yes or no
I have smacked. I prefer not to. Smacking hasn't happened for quite a long time in this house.
So when we list the things we use for discipline, smacking is not one of them because we don't believe in it.
However, because we are fallible we have broken our own rules and done it.
Eta I was interpreting 'method of discipline' as meaning is it part of usual parenting philosophy regarding discipline. Not as in how it is used - ie for discipline, for fun etc.
Last edited by NancyBlackett; 02-02-2012 at 16:30.
share a book (02-02-2012)
Yeah sorry can see how that would have seemed very odd!!
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