Comment: Imagine for a moment

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Imagine for a moment

that pulling the baby away from danger was not quite an option. You were laying down or not in a position to do it quick enough.

Smacking her hand, and you don't need to follow it up with kicks and screams, is an appropriate action to take to prevent her hand from being cut. She doesn't need to understand that she was in danger of hurting herself and will not remember that it happened 15 minutes later.

I don't recall how this thread got to here, but the idea that the initiation of force is NEVER okay is simply wrong. If force is used to correct or prevent a behavior, especially if on ones own children, then it is not someone else's business unless force has to be (or is) used so often that the child's health or safety is endangered.