Hers&Hers if you are so confident that smacking with a tree branch or a wooden spoon is perfectly okay go down to children's services and tell them that's how your disciplining your children.. because if it's perfectly okay than they'll say good on you and give you a thumbs up. You need help if you're smacking your child with a tree branch or a wooden spoon. I'm a smacker and I would NEVER use an item on my child to hit them especially a tree branch. I don't even know how you think that's okay?!?
I completely agree with this and consider smacking to be an ineffective discipline tool. I personally think people resort to it either out of frustration or because they don't know what else to do.Originally Posted by BaronessM;
I also don't personally consider there is a safe or acceptable line in terms of potential harm to a child and honestly think that it shouldn't be a legitimate or lawful option available to parents.
Last edited by DailyDiversion; 18-06-2012 at 08:27.
Having said that, I don't agree with using an implement to 'smack' a child with - no wooden spoon etc and definitely no 'tree branch'.
And as for running in the car park, some kids simply slip your hand and run. I wonder if a harness would be a suitable method of 'restraint' or would that parent then be under fire for 'treating their child as a dog'???
I don't rely on it and he has to hold me hand (I use a wrist strap now when walking to and from the car etc and hold his hand as if he does manage to slip he wont run far)
Eta he is 2 and doesn't 'get' the danger factor yet but he sure as hell gets if I run mum will smack my bum.
Lately if it is in a store etc.I've taken to squatting down and using a firm voice and saying simply 'no, running away (or what ever else it is) is NOT okay' as he is starting to understand that when I usr that voice he needs.to stop.,
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Last edited by GuestMember; 18-06-2012 at 09:02.
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