He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
TM wanted to know whether I do spare the rod when it comes to my disciplining my toddler.
First of all let me say there have been times when my toddler has been such a rascal I have smacked him. On the leg or hand with my hand.
I dont think this makes me a bad mum. I hardly ever do it. I am NOT abusive. I usually growl at him though or not allow him to sit on my knee which he likes. This last one works quite well. I explain that I do not like what he has done that it hurts or something. I believe children (even as young as toddlers) understand far more than some people give them credit for.
Generally I think My Little Man is a good boy.
I LOVE my boys. I care deeply about them. I however do not spoil them and let them get away with things. Spoil children are usually in my opinion not nice children to be around. Sometimes life is not fair and we dont always get everything we want.
In New Zealand it is against the law to smack your child
I am NOT in favour of this law
I DO NOT believe it will help get to the abusive parents
Smacking is very different to hitting, punching, kicking and abusing your child
I see this law as a interference in the way good parents have parented their children for years and years and generations and generations
I see it as a way of breaking up families
I believe a friend of mine is right when she says that while we are not allowed to smack our children they (the government) do not support us in parenting our children
I am aware that some people may not agree with everything I do. That is their right. This is my blog, my view and my life.
I am now suppose to tag 5 people but Im not going to. Another thing I believe is how you discipline your child is up to you. Unless of course you are abusing them. I have been out with several abusive men I am not one to now stand by and let it happen. Peace be with you and yours