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I Discipline My Children

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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 8 Responses Jun 9

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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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    "Essie! Leave Eve alone please,

    she's only playing." My six year old daughter Esme wasn't happy that Eve, my eleven month old had gotten hold of her sock, pulled it off and was now chewing on it. "But it's mine! I want it back!" Esme whined. "It's only a sock, you've got another one here, look, have this one...
    jamieroberthopsen jamieroberthopsen 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    lisarowell420 lisarowell420 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 6

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    A Conversation

    My daughter got in trouble last weekend for missing her curfew (AGAIN.) She got a spanking, and grounded for this weekend. Last night, not surprisingly, she started asking about being allowed to go somewhere. I told her no, she was grounded, and I didn't want to hear her whine...
    MichelleAnneWaters MichelleAnneWaters 41-45, F 12 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    Bed Time

    I don't know why, but this week, my 5 year old daughter has decided that bed time is up to her, not me. I've never really had a problem with getting her to go to bed before, she was always very good about it. Suddenly, this week, every night it's been more and more of a...
    MichelleAnneWaters MichelleAnneWaters 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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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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    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 a week ago

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    Hi i have two daughters amy 6

    and lana 10 they are good girls most of the time but they test the limts like all children and they are given discipline when needed. we use old fashioned spanking and grounding and loss of privilages
    Jenmomof2 Jenmomof2 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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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 20 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    Yes, We Spank Our Son! And It's Not Wrong!

    My husband and I do believe in spanking, and yep, we do spank our 7 year old son. I never thought I believed in spanking, because I wasn't spanked as a child. I really can honestly say I was disobedient and I had the biggest attitude to my parents because of it. My son was...
    SayitAintSo83 SayitAintSo83 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 30, 2011

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    Well yesterday I had a day off at the store,

    I had to work at the pool from 10 up to 3, well I was really happy that I got to sleep in some, but after I woke up I didn't get out of bed right away, but before long I could hear bella screaming at mindie, mindie had bella favorite doll and she wasn't giving it back, I did get...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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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 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 14

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    I alot of people have been asking me,

    if I ever have seen one of my siblings get a spanking - Since back in the days in my childhood home, all the children were punished with spankings. But every spanking was done in a woodshed next our house to spare the punished child from embarrasment. And the only way to...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 1 Response May 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 13 Responses Jul 16

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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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    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 6 Responses Jul 21

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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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    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 26-30, F 38 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 14

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    Seems the 17 swats and the grounding from all

    electronics for the memorial day weekend may not have been enough to get the point across in regard to clothes in the corner. When I checked her room before I left this morning there were some clothes in the corner again. I am going to give her a chance to move them before I...
    warlords1973 warlords1973 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 5

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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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    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

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    When You Have 11

    My children are great and very well behaved..... most of the time but when you have 11 kids, you need to punish them when they misbehave. I am a single parent. My husband cheated on me and walked out on the kids. I don't hear from him anymore. My children's ages range from 3...
    whateverhummer whateverhummer 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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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    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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    First Time

    A couple nights ago I gave my daughter her first spanking. She is 5 years old. I have always been against spanking but she was just out if control. She is usually vary kind and well mannered. I grabbed her by the arm and pulled her skirt down and gave her a good 15 maybe 20...
    cupcakelover1 cupcakelover1 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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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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    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 8 Responses Jul 1

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    Trip to Kingston About a year ago me

    and my husband decided to take the kids for a weekend to Kingston to visit some great family friends who had moved there a few months before. We live in Toronto so the drive was about 4 an a half hours. They girls really missed them. Their children were around the same age as...
    KirstyAJohnson KirstyAJohnson 31-35, F 7 Responses May 9

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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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    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 19 Responses Feb 10

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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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    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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    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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    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 43 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Disciplined children are admired.

    The few children with respect...😊
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I Spanked My Teen.. Fair Decision?

    I spanked my 16 year old today for stealing 10 dollars from my purse without permission today and not telling me about it at all. She came home from the mall and I had noticed my 100 dollars diminished to 90 and her little sister, my youngest of 5, told me that Molly, my oldest...
    mamakelsey22 mamakelsey22 41-45, F 14 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    Spanked 13 Year Old

    I am a 33 year old single mother to 13 year old Skye and 11 year old Emily and there is a lot of spankings in my house! Yesterday i was working all day until about 7 at night so the girls had been at my mums house, when i went to pick them up i knew instantly something was up. I...
    Spankingmum11 Spankingmum11 26-30, F 21 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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    Sometimes- But Rarely

    I have a 24yo daughter, an 11yo daughter, an 8yo son and a 7yo daughter. I spank RARELY. As in, last time I spanked was when I spanked my 8yo FIVE MONTHS AGO. I mainly use time outs, but sometimes it doesn't fit the occasion. When they are lost in emotion or are shouty or kicky...
    SometimesYouHaveToLaugh SometimesYouHaveToLaugh 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses May 7

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    History Repeats Itself!

    When I was 16 years old, following a high school football game on a Friday night, while on a double date with two very fine looking girls, I attempted to shoplift a bottle of beer from a local convenience store. In short, I was caught, my father was called, and when we got home...
    phillysteve phillysteve 36-40, M 8 Responses Jun 2

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    There was a report by the Human Rights people regarding the disciplining of school children when misbehaving in class. In particular the practice of using a "naughty corner" which...
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    My boyfriends three yr old daughter hits me, repeatedly tells me she doesn't want me there, has tantrums and starts to cry every time I'm near her. She has swore at me, will make...
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    What kind of a sick person does that. Abuses kids and animals who does that? Better question WHY would you do that??!!! The dog doesn't know what he's doing unless you train him...
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    In my young days people were far more disciplined than they are now. They knew the rules and either kept them, or knew what to expect if they broke them. Today I think that there...
    AbbeyNewland AbbeyNewland 56-60, F 14 Responses Jul 15