So spanking. I'm trying to decide on discipline now and do my research. Being from the south, spanking is highly used. When out in public I will often see a child misbehaving and then usually I hear "he needs his butt tore up". I'm so on the fence and have talked the subject over with many people. Most parents that I've talked to said it just depends on the child. One lady who just turned 66 said her daughter needed spanked and her son needed time out or just an explanation. She went on to say "if you love your children you will give them discipline". I was spanked as a child. It was rare and for bad offences. Usually from my dad for being ugly to my mama. I had a mouth on me.
My husband was essentially beat as a child and does not want to spank. I don't want to spank. I'm sure no one wants to spank. My younger sister never once got a spanking. Why? Because I would beg and cry for her not to get a spanking when she was bad. Of course they couldn't do it then. Maybe if she did get spanked as a child she would be more disciplined.
One thing I don't want to do is say to him "I'm going to spank" and not follow through with it. I just don't think I can do it. I talked to a lady I work with about it and she told me "when the time comes you will be able to". I'm not sure.
Jack, please just be a really good boy who corrects his behavior from time-outs and talking with us. Please. Please. Please.