Spanking

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My Little Princess

Is spanking fit for a one year and four months old baby? As a mother how can I discipline my one year and four months old daughter?

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Shaping good kids
by: Anonymous

I work in a preschool with clinically diagnosed behaviorally challenged kids. I suppose any consistent response, spanking included, works for behavior modification, but spanking has well documented negative consequences. Try something less severe first! I have seen remarkable improvement in kids (even cognitively impaired kids) with no spanking involved. Most kids respond well to a simple no and redirection. I suggest you find a mommy roll model and ask her specifics.

Don't spank
by: Anonymous

Don't spank ever, at any age. It will hurt your child's self esteem. I agree completely with the earlier remark that it is confusing for children when you tell them they cannot hurt others, but you can hurt them. The only difference is that you are bigger and stronger.

Children will listen to you talking to them in a serious voice. They will eventually understand. At 1 year and 4 months your child is at an age where she can't even properly control and predict the consequences of her actions. All you will achieve by spanking her is to damage the bond and trust between you.

Instead say no in a serious voice and show her something she can do instead.

Not by spanking
by: Anonymous

Obviously not by spanking, especially a child who is only 4 months old. First of all, what could that child possibly have done to deserve a spanking? Secondly, how do you teach a child that it's wrong to hit, when you're spanking them yourself? I strongly believe that there are other ways to teach your child, without having to raise your hands to them.

Spanking
by: Cindy

The Bible says spare the rod spoil the child! Spanking got a bad rap because too many people took it too far and children have been hurt. God will deal with those people and heal the children who have been hurt.

So yes, I believe in spanking with limits at 14mths, a very light spanking on the hand or bottom is perfect. The noise of your hand on the skin and the shock of it all will do more than the spanking. No one should ever spank a child except Godly parents and grandparents, because they will know the limits.

All life?s principals should be taught in the first five years and then developed and expanded on the rest of their lives. So you must start spanking early when justified and for every little thing. You must explain why they were spanked and always love them afterwards there should be no fear involved.

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