Oh please. Give us all a break from the head shrinking. This new age notion of children being precious snowflakes is crap. Timeouts are a joke and so is most of that other nonsense people like to call "discipline".
This house is not a Democracy, it is a Dictatorship, and I am it's Dictator and I will rule as I see fit!
My kids get hit, when they hit. So the rule here is, "If you don't want to be hit, then don't hit", it works like a charm!
Totally illogical reasoning, I say that as a wife, a mother of two happy well adjusted teenage daughters and a clinical therapist with 26 years experience working with children and families
October 6, 2012 at 10:31 AM
If your mother is a psychologist, and I have no way of knowing that this is true, who supports spanking and spanks herself, I would have to say two things. One is that she has essentially ignored or dismissed every ounce of her training and all the reputable research on child and adolescent development. I would equate that to an oncologist who smokes, they know the potential risks but do it anyway.