Cane or hand?
9 Feb 07
I would use my hand normally - on the bottom, but I did once use my teeth!! A friends little boy was on my knee playing when he suddenly bit my hand. As his ear was within reach I bit it. There was a moments relaxation in his bite at my assault on his ear but then he increased his bite. So I bit harder - he bit harder, etc. and guess what? I won. He burst into tears and I cuddled him and explained that it doesn't hurt yourself a bit to bite someone else but you must ralise you are inflicting pain. Not a good thing to do and a lesson learned the hard way.
4 Feb 07
I truly think that if you smack your children you lead them to believe that smacking is totally acceptable. It's not. Just like screaming or swearing at them; I personalyy don't agree with either. Just my opinion, though. I know lots of parents that feel that a little smack is ok. As long as it's just that.
4 Feb 07
I appreciate your method of discipline. I believe the important thing is to get the message across without having to resort to violence. I still remember the pain from my own experience as a child, especially when it was only I who got physically punished while my brother and sis never had a hand laid on them.