2 years ago
Last edited at 5:31PM on 10/3/2011
Having come from a good Italian family, I got a few swats, but not many :). The older generation was taught hitting was the way to discipline a child, but I can see now as a parent of a married daughter, that any form of violence was not the direction to go, and it was not necessary.
As a parent of a daughter with 2 small children,I can see the new methods of disciplining work pretty well with time outs, taking away privileges such as, no watching tv,no playing with the neighbors etc.also, Taking away a favorite toy,losing dessert privileges etc.is the way to discipline...and it works!! Even taking the time to explain to the child why the child is being disciplined will help. Parents have a lot of stress in their life , thus causing them to have little patience with raising their children, but in the long run, you will find a more adjusted and loving child if you can teach with love and patience. I don't know what child abuse laws are, but isn't it sad there are reasons to have those laws. Good luck..