Strict MomMy two girls know that I am tolerant and understanding and always have time to listen, but they also know that there are certain things that I will never accept. One of those is being rude and using disrespectful lnaguage when talking to parents and other adults. I tend to ignore curse words the girls use when talking to each other or their friends, but that is different when they talk to me or my husband or their grandparents. Last Sunday, my older daughter (she is 10) got very agitated about not being allowed to invite 3 of her friends over after dinner, and she called me a "mean stupid cow". She knows better - the last time she got spanked for this sort of thing was only about a month ago. So she knew immediately what was in store for her when I said "Up to your room, now." I left her to stew for about 20 minutes, then went up and found a very contrite girl who apologized again and again. I told her that I accepted her apologies but that she had to learn to better control herself. I sat on the edge of her bed and just patted my skirt, so she knew what she had to do. She took off her jeans and with tiny little steps approached and bent forward over my knees. I told her that I was going to spank her so that she remembered the next time she was going to lose control. I had lots of sympathy for the crying little girl, but I also knew that she needed a stingy bottom to learn. So I gave her two dozen on her panties, and a few extra on her thighs. Then we hugged and I told her that she is forgiven.
Am I too strict?