A smack with my hand on the butt.
Nothing else, ever.
I've had a belt, thing and bottle used on me growing up. I won't ever use those on Ds.
I know someone who smacks their child with a thong, someone else with a wooden spoon and someone else smacks their child across the face.
I guess a smack on the butt til their old enough to be reasoned with but generally I try and use words instead
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17-06-2012 19:26 #11-
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17-06-2012 19:32 #12
We don't smack in our house, because I still remember the shame and embarrassment of being smacked (or even threatened) and to me that memory of shame is an indication that the line should have been drawn earlier. If a child is old enough to feel embarrassed and shame by something instead of the 'lesson' of the smack, it's too old! Does that make sense??
17-06-2012 19:37 #13
Using physical force to discipline my kids is something I really don't agree with.
But, for conversations sake we'll discuss my mothers 'line'... she stopped hitting us when we started hitting her back... and took up throwing things (plates, cups, ornaments, shoe brush, books) instead so she had a head start in running away before we showed her what happens when you hit people.
17-06-2012 19:37 #14
I was smacked as a child. It was always on the bum and the worst was with a riding crop. ONCE. Never again, because we never over-stepped the line to get worse. It wasn't done in anger though, I still remember the look on my dad's face the day he did it, it was sheer regret.
For reference, wooden spoons didn't work because we used to giggle because our pants would always be enough to stop it from hurting lol.
I think dad said to me when I was about 10 that I was too old to be taken over the knee and that from now on he would just put me on a curfew. It was essentially "You're old enough to know now, I'm going to give you the choice".
17-06-2012 19:46 #15
Smack - open hand on the bum or on the hand once.
I was smacked with an open hand and threatened with a rolling pin (never eventuated) by mum as a child. She stopped smacking when I was 6 cos she said she could reason with us then.
I'll probably stop smacking once you can reason with the child - age and child dependent but I'm guessing 3/4yo.
17-06-2012 19:48 #16-
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Last time I was smacked was 17, and I nearly had my dad charged with assault. My parents never had a line. Smacking never worked anyway (does it ever?), we just got better and covering our mistakes/lies/whatever.
I don't get the whole reason that people will stop when their kids understand, or are easier to reason with. Isn't that even more reason not to smack them, because if they don't understand what they are doing wrong, how will thy understand why they are being smacked?
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17-06-2012 19:50 #17
I smack to prevent danger, eg if ds runs on the road.
I think once he understands you can't do those things he won't be smacked anymore
17-06-2012 19:57 #18
I was never smacked and DD will never be either.
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17-06-2012 20:04 #20
Once they understand that running in a car park can be dangerous then they can be reasoned with.
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