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user banned 3 kids; Florence, South Carolina 39499 posts
8th Oct '12
Quoting P@m3L@!!:" but for real, the voice is coming on soon!! i think its a funny awesome show! lol"


i've never seen it :(

MzDENISE 1 child; California 15453 posts
8th Oct '12
Quoting P@m3L@!!:" my boys are still young. (5, 3 and 2) so we are trying to do the "disappointed" thing... the youngest ... [snip!] ... dont spank them alot or use it as my first resort. i think my boys are just hard headed and have major major attitude issues. "


My LO is 4 and we only have one child so this is probably why it's easier for my to discipline with time outs and using the whole not wanting me to be disappointed. There aren't any other siblings to intervene in his punishments or make him feel he's right. lol



ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
8th Oct '12

I spank and I also know the difference from spanking and abuse. We also use it as a last resort, I was also spanked as a kid.

P@m3L@!! 20 kids; De Land, Florida 3716 posts
8th Oct '12
Quoting MzDENISE:" My LO is 4 and we only have one child so this is probably why it's easier for my to discipline with ... [snip!] ... me to be disappointed. There aren't any other siblings to intervene in his punishments or make him feel he's right. lol "


and that does make a huge difference i think too... the whole sibling thing, cause my oldest was always well behaved and listened to us before we had other kids... and then the non listening started....

~AsherLee~ 1 child; Kuna, Idaho 1584 posts
8th Oct '12
Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" Go watch t.v. then. No one brought you into D&D with a gun to your head. "


No, you're right, the fancy schmancy recent topics bar did.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75035 posts
status 8th Oct '12
Quoting ~AsherLee~:" No, you're right, the fancy schmancy recent topics bar did. "

With a gun and everything? Mara's getting hardcore.

P@m3L@!! 20 kids; De Land, Florida 3716 posts
8th Oct '12
Quoting ~AsherLee~:" No, you're right, the fancy schmancy recent topics bar did. "


thats where i normally go to topics from too. because all you see is the title lol...

user banned 3 kids; Florence, South Carolina 39499 posts
8th Oct '12
Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:" With a gun and everything? Mara's getting hardcore."


when you enter D&D, they pat you down for weapons. It gets pretty dangerous in here sometimes.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75035 posts
status 8th Oct '12
Quoting Epic Big Head:" when you enter D&D, they pat you down for weapons. It gets pretty dangerous in here sometimes."

D: Security is slacking, I didn't get the pat down.

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
8th Oct '12

I've spanked my son when he ran out into the street and when he tried to pull down the door to the oven when it was on.



I don't know where I fall when it comes to pro-spanking or anti-spanking. I don't believe children who are never spanked will turn out to be brats and I don't think think those who spank are the worst parents imaginable.

Mari-C 18 kids; Nebraska 3695 posts
8th Oct '12

Sorry this is late, and long.
My mom never spanked me or any of my 5 siblings.
I have spanked DD as a last resort and not for every little thing, only when needed. We would talk about certain things that didn't warrant a time out. But when her behavior did require a time out, we tried sitting in a chair, standing in a corner, putting her in our room because her room of course has all her toys, taking away toy... She would bang on the door, throw her chair, or run out of the corner and no matter how many times I would put her back, she fought time outs. She would cry at the top of her lungs to the point where she would get a bloody nose, and that made her crying 2xs worse bc she hates blood.
I stopped time outs and started counting to 3. If she did not do as I asked or stopped doing something by the time I got to 3, she got a slight spanking and would be sent to her room. She would cry, but she stopped and would come out and would say, "mommy I'm ready to come out". She has learned to do what is asked of her before I get to 3 and she doesn't get a spanking anymore.
She doesn't fear us, and we would talk about why she got a spanking. I veiw abuse as hitting with anger due to losing control of a situation. Spanking in our household was intended for discipline and never out of anger towards our child.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
8th Oct '12

I spank. I was spanked and i believe there is a huge difference between spanking and abuse. I will hit my child on the butt or hand but thats as far as it goes and only as a last resort.

CourtneyB. 2 kids; St Paul, MN, United States 80 posts
8th Oct '12

My DD is only 2. So I just do the sad face, most of the time she just laughs or acts like she doesn't know what she's doing wrong. At the most she'll get a little tap on the hand.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
8th Oct '12

I spank..I was spanked I do not fear my parents.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14113 posts
8th Oct '12

I spank as a last resort. I was spanked as a child, and more. I make sure to catch myself so it doesn't go that far but I don't consider a swat on the butt or hand abuse.