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    The Wooden Spoon

    We disciplined our son and daughter with a very good implement, the humble kitchen wooden spoon.We found it a very effective implement in giving a good sting yet not causing damage like a cane, for example. We ended the CP around puberty, and now I often wonder if we should have...
    reggiefane reggiefane 56-60, M 42 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Don't throw food! A few weeks ago,

    it was just me and the triplets as the older five were at school. At lunch the girls had pasta then fruit, Laura decided she didn't like blueberries any more, I told her to leave them on her plate. She then put her blueberries on Ellie's plate. I moved them back and she did it...
    mummyof8 mummyof8 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    Yesterday we found a dog

    who didnt belong to anyone,so today morning me and my 6 year old daughter went together to feed him,the dog was a little far away from our house and no one was living around there just maybe 1-2 people,my daughter kept running away from me with the dog and i warned her alot of...
    luisanapettinson luisanapettinson 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 2

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    Step daughter got a reminder spanking today.

    She had an issue with school today where she had passed a note to one of her friends saying the assignment they were doing was stupid, and she got caught. Nothing happened at school with the teacher. At home after a long talk on a very personal level with her about behaviors and...
    warlords1973 warlords1973 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Oh man its been a rough week.

    My 10 yr old daughter has hit this stage where, for whatever reason, thinks being sassy and talking back is acceptable. She is my strong willed child, and has quite the active imgination. However that does not excuse the little attitude she's had this past week. I dont turn to...
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F 13 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    lisarowell420 lisarowell420 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    Two spankings in one day

    for the 14 year old step daughter. The first spanking was because she forgot to turn on her alarm clock and did not get up until 7 am when I woke her up. That spanking happened after she got home from school before we left to go the doctors. The second spanking was because she...
    warlords1973 warlords1973 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 17

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    So today I had to spank my 5 year old daughter

    Kaylee so this is what happed. The whole family were going shopping today. so we were at the grocery store and one of the triplets were having their tantrums so I told my Mike Sr (my husband) to go take them for a walk so he went of with the triplets Mike Jr and Josh. I stayed...
    kelly147 kelly147 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 14

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    Trying to get out the house with 8 children is

    a big challenge. A few weeks ago I had the triplets, Laura, Amia and Ellie (4) ready to go. Anton (8), Jonah (11) and Thomas Jr (13) were putting their shoes on so we could go to the park. Clare (14) was helping me with the triplets coats when I realised Layton (6) wasn't...
    mummyof8 mummyof8 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    Everyone knows all my children

    so when we go shopping everyone goes. my husband me and my seven children. so while im the store we let the four oldest wonder off TOGETHER and stay together and we keep the other im front of us. my kids are well behaved most of the time but some get out of line more than others...
    happilymarriedus happilymarriedus 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 12

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    ROWELLLISA421 ROWELLLISA421 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    I discipline my 10 year old twin step-daughters

    and my 6 and 3 year old daughters,i give them swats on bottom or spank them with a stick or a wooden spoon.
    luisanapettinson luisanapettinson 26-30, F 11 Responses Feb 28

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    Hi, I'm Jenny, mum of 8 children.

    I'm from Liverpool but live in Utah. I am a professional photographer but don't work as I am a stay at home mum since i had Clare. But I still take loads of photos of the kids. My husband owns his own trust company. Me and my husband Thomas have 4 boys and 4 girls. Clare is 14...
    mummyof8 mummyof8 41-45, F 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I know that I have not discussed it here

    but I am now in a loving relationship with an older man. I still have my own apartment but I stay over at his house more often than not. He has a 9 year old daughter and I have grown fond of her. Despite my fondness for her and her father as well as my knowing that she really...
    teresasimpson teresasimpson 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    When rules are broken,

    consequences should follow. I have a rule in my house that I do not allow gum because I was tired of finding it places I shouldnt. So upon cleaning up my house tonight, I found 2 chewed pieces in my kitchen. One on the tile floor, the other on a rug!! So I confronted all my kids...
    tiffyof6andtwins tiffyof6andtwins 41-45, F 11 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    Jo here! I'm 44 and a single mum of four girls.

    I spank my girls with a hairbrush in the diaper position when they misbehave . A spanking in our house happens one to two times a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. I have had a lot of support raising my girls from family a friends. Elizabeth is 15. Annie is 13. Georgia is 9...
    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    My son is 16 but that doesn't stop me from

    putting him in his place, and I'm not afraid to either.
    SarahMom1978 SarahMom1978 36-40, F 13 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    I had to give my younger daughter 8 licks with

    the belt yesterday because she was mouthing and were disrespectful to her mother. I sent her to her room and told he to bare her bottom then I came and whipped her eight times and then sent her to the corner for 10 min.
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M 9 Responses Jan 10

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    When my children do not obey me,

    I certainly discipline my children in many ways. I either spank them over my knee, take away certain things, or even ground them. I see nothing wrong disciplining children. I know they understand I am trying to teach them the values between good and evil.
    momworkingout momworkingout 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Yesterday afternoon I had a run in with my

    oldest daughter Lana who is 10 years old. We have a rule that you don’t go down near the river lake that is in view of our home and is owned by our home owners association. Lana was next door with her friend and both of them decided to disobey and went down alone. I happened...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    Over The Knee

    I have 2 boys & 2 girls i discipline my kids by spanking.I am very strict & i won't tolerate bad behaviour from my kids in any way,if they're told to do something they're only told once,any more results in a spanking.if they fight they get spanked,if they're horrible to other...
    steveslittlehelper steveslittlehelper 36-40, F 19 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    Holiday Spanking

    With the approach of Christmas, I thought I would share one of the rare Christmas spankings I've had to give to one of my children. Before I start, I know some may not agree, but I've always treated holidays as any other day in regards to expectations of behavior. They may get a...
    Sarah1966 Sarah1966 46-50, F 19 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    I am having difficulty with my eldest daughter

    who has starting swearing. I would like to talk to other parents to see how they have managed this problem.
    alicemother alicemother 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 6

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    I am a young girl who's dad has always be very

    strict. He gives me spankings a lot and chooses men for me to please. Why does he do this?
    soph99ep soph99ep 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 8

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    I spank whenever needed,

    which is quite often
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    I believe in clear consequences

    for bisbehaving and not obeying the parents rules. My two children are 7 and 9 years old and sometimes earn themselfes a good spanking over my knee. I would like to chat with other parents
    Muckels Muckels 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 21

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    Over the years I have disciplined my children

    in many different ways. When they were younger I talked to them and tried to ration with them their faults. As they got older, I spanked them, if they did not pay attention to my warnings in correcting their ways. As teenagers, I take away their favorite things like a cell...
    mominlingerie mominlingerie 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    True Discipline

    We have always used a firm hand theroy of discipline. Training children on how they are to behave is not something that is done overnight or something that can be done using "time out". When a child knows the rules and clearly disobeys them there is nothing wrong with using a...
    jointhecorner jointhecorner 36-40, F 14 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    hello, I am a mom of a son 7

    and daughter 10, I discipline with spanking, would love to talk to other parents
    katemomoftwo katemomoftwo 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 10, 2014

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    I was just in my 9 year old daughter’s room,

    putting some laundry away. I notice a stain on the carpet. It was paint I think. I told her before that she had to paint on her desk and not the floor. I am also upset that she did not tell me about this. There was a book covering it up but I found out about it when I picked up...
    Sternmom111 Sternmom111 36-40, F 17 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    Dont Judge

    My names Jennifer. I have 4 children. 1, 3, 6 and 7... ALL boys!!! My husband and I do spank our children. Not a lot, at all. We use it as a last resort, and much rather would ground them or take something away. Sometimes, a spanking is just necessary. I have been called a bad...
    JennMomof4 JennMomof4 31-35, F 31 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    My 10 yr old is having one heck of an attitude

    tonight. Over just about everything. Early bedtime it is.
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    As a single mother of 5,

    I have to keep order in my house. So if you have to be told something more then once, chances are you will be out over my knee or sitting in timeout. This coming about after my youngest girls (8 and 9) were getting ready for a bath, and I told them not to make a mess, which of...
    tiffyof6andtwins tiffyof6andtwins 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    I think it is necessary

    for children to grow up knowing boundaries. When they enter the adult world, they will be more prepared for the realites. I do not like to see children running wild and even telling their parents what they want and demanding this and that. If my children acted like that I would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I had to smack before bedtime.

    I had finally got the baby down and went downstairs. And there was Alexis, sat at the piano, her fingers hovering above the keys. "Alexis! Don't you dare touch those keys! Your sisters asleep." I warned. "Buuutttt muuummm!" She whined. "Alexis! Go with your brothers and sisters...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    How do others approach a situation

    where you have a hunch your child isnt telling the full truth , but no way to prove it? My 10 yr old was riding bikes with friends today, and I was almost certain that I saw her riding down the middle of the road, obviou no-no, but one of her friends had on a similar...
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    When I give my children an order,

    I do expect it to be followed. I do not like to repeat myself without consequences . This afternoon, I told my 13 yr old daughter to empty and reload the dishwasher (her usual chore). After the usual response "I will in a minute" , and 5 minutes later, I told her again to...
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 7

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    These teenage years are showing to be

    challenging. My daughter turned 13, on the 13th. Up until recently, These past few days, she's been a fairly respectful, obedient young lady. But she must be mistaken amd thinks shes her own boss with some of the replies I have gotten lately when told to do something...
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Hi my name is Kellie i'm 32,

    married & i have 3 kids. Elizabeth is 6, Nathan is 5 & Cathryn is 4. My husband works away during the week so i'm at home on my own looking after the kids,they're very close in age which can be a blessing or not! Most of the time my kids are good kids,but sometimes they can be...
    foreverinblue foreverinblue 31-35, F 14 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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    my daugther hates the belt

    but its something she need's in her life she need's to understand she needs to be punishment to learn
    ROWELLLISA421 ROWELLLISA421 22-25, F 12 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    Oh my has it been a long day!

    And just going to be an even longer week. My 4 yr old has been impossible these last few days. She is usually quite behaved but not these last couple days. It's been one time out after another, a few swats here and there and another time out. My 10 yr old has been a handful...
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F Feb 28

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    I'm not a parent yet But

    when I'm one I'm going to discipline them strictly but with love
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F 11 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    when 2 of your kids are fighting,

    i dont really care for the reason or who started it. they are both dropping their panties and they both get the same treatment, then they can share something in common and comfort each other.
    MotherofBrats MotherofBrats 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    I discipline my 9 children,

    me and their dad give spankings if needed,we only use hand and wooden spoon.
    prospanking prospanking 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    Well step daughter did not make it

    as far as she normally does between spankings, her last spanking was Nov 21, and she got another one last night. She has this habit of not remembering to check her folder and desk area at school to make sure she has all of her homework assignments packed up. She had a make up...
    warlords1973 warlords1973 41-45, M 9 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    I fell as though too many parents think of

    discipline as a time out, grounding, spanking, whichever the case may be. Look at it from this point of view though. If a child is not doing their chore, or not doing it correctly, they lose the convenience of the power operated devices to make their chores easier (dishwasher...
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yesterday was a very bad day.

    One of my kids got spanked and two others got punished.It was morning and we had some diet crackers,none of my kids woke up yet only one of the 10 year old twins,Phoebe.I told her to wait for the other kids to wake up so they est breakfast together but she was insisting that she...