It happens nearly once a day. My 5-year-old and 2-year-old stop listening to me. Often times they do exactly the opposite of what I ask. So what do you do when your words stop working with your kids?
To spank or not to spank is an age old parenting question. My husband and I spank when needed. Sometimes there is nothing more effective to getting our kids attention than a swat across the backside.
Still I wonder do most parents spank their children? If they don’t how do they get their kids to mind?
(For the record we use other discipline methods including timeout and rewarding good behavior with treats and toys.)
A PlaceForMoms Fan needs some help. Paula, the mother of a 14-year-old daughter wrote this:
“I need some advice about my difficult teenage daughter. She hates me I think. Nothing I do seems to please her if it is not what she wants. Right now in my frustration I want to revoked ALL of her privileges including her freshman volleyball. I don’t want to jump out of anger though so here i am … please get back to me soon thanks mom at her wits end.”
While my girls are not teenagers yet, I do have some thoughts about this. If you let your 14-year-old get away with this now what is she going to be like at 16 or 17? My advice would be to take charge now. Take her out of volleyball. You and not your daughter knows what’s best for her right now. You are right she may not like you now, but trust me in the end she’ll love you for it.
I hope this helps and other moms add their thoughts.
Katelyn, Isabella and Sara’s Mom