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    Default At what point do you stop smacking?

    If you smack your child, when is the stopping point? Or isn't there one? Is it a certain age? Is it when they have a certain understanding?
    Do you go on to smack them even when they are a teenager? If not, why not?

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    I dunno really. But my mum stopped smacking me when I was about 10 or so?! I was still naughty but she found other ways to punish me lol. I guess from around that age your a little more mature, should know right from wrong etc.

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    Well my DD is almost 3 and she rarely gets smacked anymore - maybe like once a fortnight if that? Most of the time she loses privileges such as no toys/no tv for the arvo/no stickers etc or timeout if she's really out of control.

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    Just bumping for the night people

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    Probably by ten. As a guess.

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    I guess when other methods are more effective??? dunno

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    I would have guessed once the child has enough maturity to understand other consequences? Like a PP I would think once they can understand the reason for lost privileges etc then smacking is no longer appropriate? JMO though...

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    The last time my mother smacked me I was 31.

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    WOW - even almost to adult hood....
    I would like to think that there were better ways to discipline a child or teenager than smacking them....were they not worried that one day you might hit back! Especially as an older teen?
    DD is 6 and now days it is the treat of getting one which makes all the difference....all i have to do is ask if that is what she wants and she soon stops!


 

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