At first glance these verses may sound pro-spanking. Over this past weekend, we found out about the egging and I caught him trying to sneak in the house after he broke curfew a second time. Redirect your need to control elsewhere so you can allow your child to grow and stretch and try out their wings. Related Questions What is it like to regret having children? Also note my responses to other commenters who are pro-spanking in which I provide a comprehensive summary of the studies done on this question. Now I cannot fathom my younger self, and find myself disliking people who retain the very attitudes I once espoused. Older kids could help set limits on how much TV they watch on school nights or help decide their own curfews.
Corporal punishment in the home
Best described in a well-researched paper written by Kendra Nenia , an elementary teacher, and displayed on the Northern Illinois University website:. The challenge is that learning how to parent is not inherent. He needs to talk to the owner of the house and car that he egged, with you present to mediate, to find out the cost of the damage that he created. As problem solvers children want to find solutions to meeting their wants and needs. If so, you know better than to raise your hand. This child is not being taught to develop inner control.
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Kids learn what they see and experience. Some parents don't know the difference. I agree that hitting your kids is not always the answer, but I personally disagree that it is never the answer. Loss of cell phone, earlier curfew. The data show that punishment must be age-appropriate, and must be used when appropriate. They also know more than children and, because their brains are fully developed, they are capable of greater self-control.
Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death. Not all parents are like Adrian Peterson. You are being abused Submitted by Louise on January 31, - 3: I was spanked too and have never and will never spank my child. I Mercer do anything bad it's just my mum wants me to clean afeter her if I don't she beats me.