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comment My son witnessed a friend receiving corporal punishment; how do I prevent this from sending the wrong message?
So, when is smacking necessary? When a child has been really rude? No, definitely not. The only time I would consider smacking is if, having been already told and warned about the dangers and consequences, my child does something liable to cause themselves or others harm. So for instance, if I told my daughter not to poke a screwdriver into the plug socket, then found her doing just that, the first time I found her I would probably give her a huge hug and tell her again not to do it. The second time she might get a smacked bottom. Better that than an electric shock.
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comment My son witnessed a friend receiving corporal punishment; how do I prevent this from sending the wrong message?
@DanBeale just because you cannot comprehend the motive behind somebody else posting, it doesn't make their post useless. People are allowed different opinions, and I think calling smacking horrific is just silly. I am not saying I condone smacking, I am saying that I don't think it is horrific. Painful? Certainly. Degrading? Absolutely. Necessary? Not usually. but horrific? No way. You also present an absurd argument. Of course coat hanger welts are horrific, as are cigarette burns, as are broken limbs, black eyes and the other horrors that some poor kids have to live through.
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comment My son witnessed a friend receiving corporal punishment; how do I prevent this from sending the wrong message?
DanBeale if smacking is horrific, what is burning their arm with a cigarette?
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answered Is it normal for a 3 year old to change their clothes every 10 minutes all day long?
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comment How should I deal with a child who intrudes on adult conversations?
The second part of my answer dealt with just that.
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answered How should I deal with a child who intrudes on adult conversations?
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comment My son witnessed a friend receiving corporal punishment; how do I prevent this from sending the wrong message?
Besides, I hardly think a smacked bottom can be classed as horrific. I'm against corporal punishment, but if you call a smacked bottom horrific, what words are you going to use to describe worse forms of punishment?
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comment How can I tell parents of a 1-year-old that they're doing it wrong?
What does your wife think of all this?
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answered What are the best tv shows for a 3 year old
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answered Is it ok to wake up my 3yo boy for a pee?
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comment Is it considered harmful in the longer run to frighten the child so that he behaves the way we want?
Self confidence is not the only thing to teach them early. Basic common sense, like "Don't play on busy roads" and "Don't stick your hand in the fire" need to be taught, and the only way to teach them effectively is by telling the truth, which by its nature is frightening. I agree though, that you shouldn't use fear just to shut a child up, or to stop misbehaving.
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answered In what way does reading story books to babies help them (besides falling sleep), and at what age should it be started?
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answered Is it considered harmful in the longer run to frighten the child so that he behaves the way we want?
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comment Is it allowed to play with unfamiliar child?
You view the world through your specs, I'll view it through mine.
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comment Can a school prevent a child from walking home?
Torben, in our school in the UK, an 8 year-old child cannot leave the classroom at the end of day without an adult present to collect them. I have no idea whether it is enshrined in law, but it certainly does happen in the UK at least.
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