Posts defending violence against children, especially when there is another option... give me the utter sh!ts.
- and no, I have not just released my bowels.
How about the OP do the responsible thing and take ownership for the problem. Its her problem not her childs that they have escaped twice
Last edited by Lincolns mummy; 09-04-2014 at 09:52.
I still occasionally threaten our pre-schooler with a smack, but cannot remember the last time i had to follow through. But would if he tried to "call my bluff". Its one of the golden rules of parenting, eh?
Daisy Duck (09-04-2014)
I can understand what you are saying, but still think at that age it is our responsibly as adults to ensure we provide a safe environment for them so a lock on the door would be the easiest and safest way to solve this problem.
Op - I can understand you would have been upset when you first posted. How are you feeling now?
Hit a child who almost got hit by a car so that they don't almost get hit by a car again?....... or...... secure the door?
It has been proven time and time again that we don't develop the mental ability to process the potential dangers of a situation until our late teens, which is why professionals are constantly pushing for a rise in the drinking and driving age.
I for one didn't learn a thing from being smacked at all (probably to the extreme at times) and really pushed the limits. I knew that it was a consequence of my actions but it didn't deter me. If I wanted to do it I would, nothing could stop me.
Prevention is better than cure, add some extra security, problem solved...... without violence.
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