I was so busy getting the house ready and everything organized for the whole Bleasdale clan to come over for Landon’s third birthday party that I only now checked if my second NYC Moms Blog article is running. And sure enough, it was already published!
It is called “Why Spanking is Not For Me,” and I’m pretty proud of it. It took a while to write it and some guts to admit that I spanked my son — something I’m not proud of. (NYC Moms Blog doesn’t exist anymore, so the link goes to the post posted on my blog.)
Take a look and let me know what you think! I’d love to read your comments.
Spanking is such a controversial issue, and every parent has to kind of figure out their own opinion about it via trial and error, I believe. You might have one intention about how to parent your child in the beginning and then find yourself do the opposite sometimes.
There is just so much to learn about motherhood and parenting. Once you think you have figured out one thing, new things creep up on you and new decisions need to be made.
I know after this incident that spanking is not for me. It goes against everything I believe in regarding attachment parenting.
By being honest about having slapped Landon once and documenting my feelings about it, I want to inspire you to find more loving, gentler methods of disciplining your children.
What are your ways of disciplining your child? What works for you?
Please share your thoughts so we can all benefit from your example.