I agree! Ya know sometimes I watch my friends use what I call "soft reinforcement" and I can sit there and constantly watch it blow up in their face every time.
It's not so much striking fear into your child its striking respect. So they know when you say something, there could be consequences if they do not respect what you say and mind you.
I would never slap or hit a child, but a few swats on the bottom, sometimes, is needed.
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