Tuesday, May 23, 2006


I just read a post from another blogger that I just had to share with you. I have been on the fence for a long time about what we would do in regards to spanking when we have children. I was spanked, and I lived. However, I have never felt that it is really the best form of punishment.

This blog post offers some incite into some other ways to discipline a child without resorting to physical punishment. Part of the article is written by the blog owner and part by another blogger who runs a daycare business and has used these techniques successfully not only with her own children but also with her day care children.

I liked this article so much, in fact, I printed it off and am going to take it home for Jake to read. (Or more like I will probably read it to him while he's making dinner.) But in any case, whatever position you take, I thought it was a well written (although admittedly LONG) post with some good ideas that I think I will be trying when we have our children.


Bear said...

That was a very good article/blog. Gave this old Gramma some fresh outlooks and ideas.

OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

Good article - except be opened minded enough to know your child.

My first - a time out was "worse than death" - talking did no good and spanking challenged her to try it again and see which of us gave up first.

My second - a time out meant sleep for her (no punishment what so ever) - talkin to her would give results eventually - spanking worked well - best for her was talking and then light spanking. (I'm not talking beating or even spanking hard enough to leave a red spot)

My third - talking was all it took - he wanted nothing more than to please everyone.

This is why I say know the child - what works for one might not work for another.