Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spanking is not the right way...

I used to get a lot of flack for my parenting techniques. I was told over and over that it is not right to spank my kids, so I tried other methods to control them when they had one of 'those moments.'


The method that I found most effective (next to spanking) was for me to just take the child for a car ride and talk. Some say it's the vibration from the car, others say it's the time away from any distractions such as TV, Video Games, Computer, iPod, etc.



Either way, my kids usually calmed down and stopped misbehaving after our car ride together. Eye to eye contact helped a lot too.



I've included a photo below of one of these carrides, in case you are thinking of trying this technique.


BTW, I have heard from others that it works well with grandkids, too. I do not have any of those yet...and for some strange reason my kids are talking of moving out of state when they have kids...so I may never get the opportunity to try it with them...


Good luck...

6 comments:

Winky Twinky said...

Hehehe, thanks for the advice!

Scandalous Housewife said...

Please. Don't. Like. Ev-uh. Go changin'. Just to please me.

The Lush Ess said...

Oh Philipia...how did you get ahold of that picture of my son?!?!?!

and personally...I like me a little spanking...

Phillipia said...

Scandalous...no worries, I will never change...

And Lush, I'll never tell. But you did not expect me to post my own son now, did ya?

Keith said...

But how. . . do you get him on the hood? :)

Phillipia said...

Keith, the first time it's easy - promise a fun ride...and one fun ride per kid is usually all it takes...