I’ve never spanked my kids. It always seemed like hitting and I’d be doing it out of anger. It would feel strange for me to actually hurt my kiddos and I just can’t do it.. But there have been times I’ve wanted to and I’m not judging others that do (within reason of course)!
I don’t spank. I have tapped my son’s butt before with a diaper on… but I don’t consider that spanking. He thinks we are playing when I do it so it didn’t serve a purpose other than to break the tension anyways.
No. I remember my dad spanking me a few times and it just made me (briefly) afraid of him – I never learned a “lesson” except not to get on his bad side, which I don’t think was the point. There are better ways to discipline, in my opinion.
I was never spanked but as a teen I was slapped once or twice when I was mouthing off beyond control. I think it might have been necessary, but the 2-3 times it happened I tried to ask my mom to slap instead of backhand…it makes a difference in pain but has the same quieting effect!
I am not for spanking either. I have a hot temper sometimes, and I think that if I got mad enough to spank her, then I would probably end up going overboard, so I won’t let myself get that far! (Thus far, I haven’t ever gotten mad at her considering she’s only 7 months, I am sure i will have plenty of time for that to happen!). LOL