Comment: Too bloody right I did!!!!

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Too bloody right I did!!!!

Toddlers need to learn that danger and out right defiance bring a hard punishment! Pain (and the illusion of it) is a great deterrent.A cupped hand on a nappy sounds terrifying, and hurts little.
However, once there is a verbal understanding, things change, privileges taken away, extra chores, and smacking becomes unnecessary and counter productive.
I was told by a very wise person, "the toddler you have is the teenager you will get....discipline early, and don't make a threat you can't carry out".
We have never raised a hand to our children past toddlerdom, and have FANTASTIC teenage children who have never given a moments grief.