After having 4 kids ..I have become “THAT MOM”.
The one who has tried and FAILED at SOOOOOO many discipline techniques that I cant even remember them all.
I mean there was a time when i SWORE i would never spank my kids.
I NOW believe that there are times when you HAVE to spank.
When “the punishment” fits “the crime”.
We discipline for DIFFERENT REASONS:
I KNOW that I want my kids to HONOR and RESPECT us as parents.
I want them to OBEY…the first time.
I want them to KNOW that WE(the parents) are not the JUDGE…GOD is.
I have learned thru my parenting trials and tribulations that 1 day something will work ..THEN…the next day it won’t!
One thing may work with 1 child and not the next!
After 9 years , 3 months, 1 week and 1 day…….
I HAVE learned a trick:
1. I have the BEST ADVICE for interrupting .
When I am on the phone or am talking to someone face to face(rarely eye-level) LOL….INEVITABLY –there is a child who is pulling on me or interrupting me while I am talking. Sooooo-A while ago we started making the kids walk up and hold onto our wrist if they wanted to talk to us.
Our kids KNOW that they ARE NOT ALLOWED to interrupt so they KNOW NOW that this is a better choice when ASKING for something.
It produces BETTER RESULTS.
They KNOW that we will ANSWER …WHEN we get a moment.
When WE ARE READY!
And …IT WORKS!!!!!!!!
Prov 22:15: "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him."
Prov 23:13: "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die."
Prov 23:14: "Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell (Shoel)."
Prov 29:15: "The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."