There is a reason to not hit your child 10 times. It's abuse. It teaches kids through fear and ... Damages them psychologically.
Smacking isnt going to do anything in this situation. Providing a safe environment is the only resolution by making sure they cant get out in the first place.
i cant believe i just read the sentence "smacking a child 10 times" No one would actually do that right? Id hope not
As unpleasant as smacking is, there are worse things possible.
I've seen similar arguments when parents resort to putting a harness and leash on their toddlers in public places. We should not rush to judge other parents - not all kids are as perfect as our own.
So what did you end up doing OP?
OP I rent and the first time my children opened the front door (deadlock switch and push button handle, both very easy to unlock and reach) and went out the front unsupervised we bought a chain lock and installed it the next day. The real estate cracked the ****s and I told them very firmly that I would not compromise on my childrens safety. I'll replace the door if needed. I dont care.
You need to put your big mummy knickers on and secure the freaking front door NOW. There are no excuses.
Yeah can't agree with smacking. How am I suppose to teach my young men not to get into fist fights when they've been smacked all their life?
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