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I Discipline My Children

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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 21 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    My youngest daughter Isabella is three.

    We use time outs as punishment as we have with all the kids till about 7 an as we will with the twins, aged 1. Does anyone else use this?
    Renee305 Renee305 26-30, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    Jenmomof2 Jenmomof2 31-35, F 11 Responses Jun 20

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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 37 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    Well I had to spank my 5 yo daughter this

    morning. I take my girls to work with me when their grandma or aunt can't look after them. Well my youngest decided to be a little brat last night. I work overnights at my job and had to take them with me. So, I get home and I sit in my rocking chair and I put her over my...
    DL4344 DL4344 31-35, M 7 Responses Jul 1

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    lisarowell420 lisarowell420 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 6

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    This morning bella didn't want to get out of

    bed early, she needed to take a bath or a shower before school, because bella or mindie didn't take their bath last night, I told her to get out of bed a few times but still she didn't, on my 3rd time coming back into her room, I got her out of bed, she went to sleep last night...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 13

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    Disciplined children are admired.

    The few children with respect...😊
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    Early on my parents disciplined me

    for doing wrong things. I didn't like it so I learned to not do bad things so I wasn't disciplined. Now I know not to do bad things because I know that they're wrong and I have respect for my parents, those who have authority over me, and the rules and laws which are set forth...
    lucase99 lucase99 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 14

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    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 6

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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 36-40, F 9 Responses Jun 10

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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 51-55, M 45 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Hi there so my daughter 18 (

    who is on here) was caught by me in diapers the other day. I have told her not to be wearing them or she would be punished. She pushed her luck and did it again and I had enough. I took her by the arm to my room. Her diaper came off and she recieved about 25 swats on each cheek...
    Proudmama11 Proudmama11 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 24

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    Tonight at gymnastics practice bella got into

    trouble again, the coach put the girls into teams, and bella I guess she decided to not do anything, the coach he came and told me how she was acting, I told him I would handle it, I took her away from the other girls and I took her into this one back room, I guess it is the...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 25

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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 13 Responses Aug 10

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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 12 Responses Jul 16

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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 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    Red Bottomed 12 Year Old Crying Herself To Sleep

    My middle daughter has had a real attitude problem the last few days. Several warnings seemed to fall on deaf ears. This evening, when I told her it was time to go to bed, she began arguing with me (despite always going to bed a 9:30 on school nights...) and that was, finally...
    MichelleAnneWaters MichelleAnneWaters 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    The Big Yellow Truck A few months ago,

    I took 3 of my eight kids to the store. I left the triplets, Thomas Jr and Layton with my husband and just took 3. Clare (14), Jonah (11) and Anton (8). We arrived and went inside, I sent Clare to go get cereal, milk and juice; Jonah to get shampoo, toothpaste and conditioner...
    mummyof8 mummyof8 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I got a call from the mother of my 14yo son

    today and I am embarrassed and furious. Apparently she caught her son and my son going through her purse and it appears that they were taking money. Riley gets an allowance if he completes all of his chores and knows there are certain situations that if he asks he may be given...
    RoosMom RoosMom 36-40, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Single dad of 4, believes in spanking all the

    way up to high School graduation..
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 1

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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 8 Responses Aug 6

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    I told the girls if they was good today I would

    take them out for ice cream, well I had Samantha with me at work, so I knew she been good all day, but when bella and mindie got home from gymnastics I heard some bad news, mindie has been acting like a brat all day, and bella she was fooling around at gymnastics practice again...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    What would you do if I was your kid

    and got caught underaged drinking? Kind of did that last night.. I am 16 and only add experiences for stories
    BigDreamer26 BigDreamer26 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 2

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    Oklahoma is having some really strange weather,

    we got down in the 50s last night, I got a little cool last night, I all most had to get a heavier blanket, but it is a good thing that I love my two little dogs, one of them had to go outside early this morning, I think it was around 5 or so, that is when I notice how cold it...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 3

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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

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    Today I started working at the public pool,

    I did this last summer and really loved it, who wouldn't love wearing only a bikini at work, I got Paula to start working at the pool this summer, just for a little extra money, my youngest she went with her dad for this weeked, so anna brought mindie and bella to the pool, they...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 6 Responses May 24

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    Nice Try! A year ago,

    my daughter Lilly, aged 6 then, made an attempt to get out of a spanking, it failed. "If you girls are going outside can you please take Freddy with you and watch him? " "Yeah ok, come on Freddy!" Milly was happy to take him. ""Can he come on the trampoline mommy?" Ava asked...
    KirstyAJohnson KirstyAJohnson 31-35, F 6 Responses May 7

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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 8 Responses Jul 21

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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

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    I am a bit frustrated right

    now with the 13 y/o step daughter and electronics. 2 xmas ago I got her a Iphone 4s, by March she had dropped it and broke the screen, She had an IPOD after before that and she left it on the floor in our room and it got broke, she was given a phone by a friend and she broke the...
    warlords1973 warlords1973 41-45, M 8 Responses Jul 15

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    last night at gymnastics practice bella had a

    little trouble, she hasn't really learn that in gymnastics you work as a team, if you have a weak link it does slow down the team, the coach had the girls doing laps, everyone was in teams, I do remember doing this when I was still doing gymnastics, but I was talking with...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 11

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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 22 Responses Feb 10

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    Well last friday was my clothes free friday,

    I didn't pressure the girls into it at all, but they wanted to do it right along with us, the day was going really good the girls was behaving well, but then mindie change that, you know the long skinny floaty things you can have in the pool, well mindie and bella was hitting...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 22

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    http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/08/16/why-shouldnt-you-spank-your-kids-heres-9-reasons/ The Latin root of discipline means “to teach,” while the Latin root of punishment means, “to inflict pain.”
    Noobzz Noobzz 18-21, M Aug 13

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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 17 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    This morning I got up early

    so I could take bella and mindie to school, well Samantha has been soooo good lately but to day her two weeks of no spankings came to a end, she been mouthy all morning, I finally had enough of her attitude, I did wash out her mouth with soap thinking that would stop her back...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    spanking after church we always eat lunch at

    the church after the service and today my 7 year old daughter did want to eat her lunch I lectured her and told her that she could not have cake as desert if not ate her lunch first she still did not eat it and I let go to play a couple minuts later I saw her run around with...
    donjuul donjuul 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 15

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    Last week my kids were all in bed

    when I heard laughing from one of the bedrooms, I suspected the twins but I wasn't sure and as their room is at the end of the corridor I checked the others rooms first, it wasn't Freddy, it wasn't Ava, so I knew it was the twins, i walked really quietly to their room, I opened...
    KirstyAJohnson KirstyAJohnson 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 16

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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 36-40, F 10 Responses Jun 9

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    Tonight at bedtime I had two kids not wanting

    to go to sleep, the twins (1) were in bed, and it was time for Isabella (3) to go to bed and Nathan (8) to put his PJs on and clean his teeth. Bella decided she would rather play with her dolls, no. In our house bedtime is bedtime. My husband Ty was checking to see if the twins...
    Renee305 Renee305 26-30, F 2 days ago

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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 23 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    Would you mind answering these?

    What is the difference between discipline and punishment? Which is easier? Which is better for the child? Which is better for the parent? Which is more effective?
    Anonliljokergirl Anonliljokergirl 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 14

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    Children needs to be disciplined,

    no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's on the countryside close to a small town called Basul in Ukraine. My father was a uneducated lumberjack and woodcraftman my mother...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1

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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 16 Responses Mar 9

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    we had another family meeting this morning and my stepdad decided I need daily discipline and told me from today im going to spend 1 hour doing corner time in my knickers with my...
    tony2014 tony2014 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I hate child worshippers. Those deluded souls who believe children and paragons of purity, kindness, and everything good about the human race. That laughable idea is quickly...
    MidsouthGuy MidsouthGuy 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    In my mind there is a strong connection between discipline and humiliation. This is because my mom would always humiliate me when she disciplined me. She was strict in general but...
    Cleancut Cleancut 41-45 2 Responses Aug 2

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    My husband who is 22 year older than me, is the master of the household, and that inclused the right for him to discipline me when he finds it necessary. If he finds that I am...
    Susanna3 Susanna3 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    Then I would not find myself in situations like I do . I really need to think things through before I do anything as then I any not find myself in as much trouble . I normally act...
    Nutcase38 Nutcase38 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Every time I open a pack or cookies or something, I am reminded of that old classic psychology experiment, where children were given a candy each. They were told if they would save...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I would love for a Mistress to discipline me when i am naughty please message me
    sissyslave18 sissyslave18 18-21, M Jul 30

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