Children can definitely be hard to handle at times. I have a 7 year old son and a 4 year old daughter. They both are a handful! My son has 10 words for every 2 I say and my daughter thinks she’s slicker than fish grease. Kids definitely aren’t want they use to be! They are wayyy more advanced mentally and sometimes too smart for their own good.
When I was younger I got popped in my mouth if my mom even thought I was about to get smart. I wasn’t allowed to ask “why” or say “no”. My kids don’t know those boundaries. They ask why, and expect me to explain myself!!!
I’ve noticed that everyone will point out how “bad” someone else’s children are but in reality most kids now a days have some sort of behavioral problem. It may be acting up at school or home, lying, or just being extremely busy. One thing I think all good parents agree on is children need discipline.
How do you discipline your kids?
I have heard stories about people getting spanked with all sorts of things! Phone cords, belts, switches (tree branch), extension cords, shoes and the list goes on and on. I myself have only been spanked with a belt. Honestly, I wasn’t spanked that often. When I was a teenager my mother and I use to GO THROUGH IT!!!!!! I was smacked in my face and lips a few times for talking back.
I was definitely brought up in the “spanking era”. I remember when parents would go up to the school and spank their child’s butt. Most people actually say that getting spankings made them the person they are today.
Today’s children don’t get the same discipline. If a child goes to school and say they were spanked, child services is at their parents door that night!
How do you feel about that? Should parents be punished for spanking their children?
Now, there is a thin line between spanking and abuse. A child should not be beaten until they are bloody or have bruises. That is not ok and should be reported and handled accordingly.I am referring to normal belt or hand against butt spanking.
I believe that children have less respect for adults and authority because they are not disciplined like we were. Some of these children talk to their parents and other adults with absolutely no respect. Some people’s solution to that is a good ole fashion ass whoppin!
Let’s play devil’s advocate….we teach our children that it’s not ok to hit when angry right??!! We say if you get angry tell an adult, do not hit. But, it’s ok for us to get angry and hit our children? Maybe instead of using physical discipline we can talk to our children or place them in time out. But…does that work??
I’ve put my children in time out and they have went right back to doing the same thing I just told them not to do!
I also think discipline should be based on the child. All children are different and react to punishment differently. What are your views and opinions??