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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 11 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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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    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 12 Responses Jun 9

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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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    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 24 Responses Feb 10

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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 Aug 27

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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 12 Responses Jun 20

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Saw-Someone-Get-Spanked/4812660 The link is to part one of this story, well after the girls got home from gymnastics practice I had dinner ready to eat, well bella and mindie wanted to go to a friend's house for the weekend, I told bella she could go, but mindie can...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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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 10 Responses Sep 5

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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 5 Responses Jul 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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    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

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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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    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 5 Responses Jul 20

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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 13 Responses Jul 2

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    Thought we might get through the weekend

    but it didn't happen. Caught my eldest on the internet last night after she was supposed to be asleep. I might have just told her off but she is on 'zero tolerance' as she was paddled at school in the week. So I took her down to the basement so she wouldn't wake her sister or...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 16 Responses Sep 7

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    Well it happened. The Step daughter finally

    pushed to far past the line, and had to pay the price for it. Last night she had a friend sleep over. Step daughter had came to me and ask if I could put friends phone on our WIFI so that they could listen to Pandora on the friends phone. My stupid mistake was thinking...
    warlords1973 warlords1973 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 6

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    First day of school for the 13 year old step

    daughter. She is going into the 8th grade this year. While she is in Special Education due to some mild cognitive delays and is now considered legally blind in one eye and visually impaired in the other eye. This we feel should not stop her from experiencing all the world has to...
    warlords1973 warlords1973 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 3

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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 19 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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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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    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 44 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    lisarowell420 lisarowell420 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 6

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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 9 Responses Aug 28

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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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    Mad with my lovely daughter today.

    Came home from school having been paddled again. I thought she's learned her lesson having got one last year. Anyway the school let me know that she'd been paddled for texting with her phone in class which is strictly against the rules. The thing is she'd had one warning from...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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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 15 Responses Mar 9

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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 9 Responses Jul 21

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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 14 Responses Aug 10

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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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    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 Aug 25

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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 7 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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    I believe discipline is one of the most

    important lessons in life. If one learns to be disciplined, one can face any challenge, follow the rules and take things one steady step at a time. Discipline starts by an acceptance of rules both at home and at school. I enforce discipline in my house with a long hard spanking...
    opaquelady opaquelady 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 4

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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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    cobiba1975 cobiba1975 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 19

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I was talking to a single mom (who I’ll call

    Tracy) the other day. She gave me permission to tell her story. Tracy has a particularly delightful 16 year-old daughter called Sammy. I commended her for bringing up such a lovely girl on her own. She laughed at one point and said, “Yes, it’s been tough and we’ve had our...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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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 10 Responses Sep 5

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    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 10 Responses Aug 6

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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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    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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