Quoting Rain (aka Mama):" In what situations, if any, do you drop the no-spanking rule? Like, if they did something way worse than ... [snip!] ... what methods do you use to discipline for repetitive not listening or more serious punishments? For a preschool aged child."
Quoting Adriana'sMombie:" I could never spank my daughter no matter how much trouble she was in. I would just use simple time outs, ... [snip!] ... use simple time outs, or something like that. i have plenty of time to think of something. She's only 5 1/2 months right now."
Quoting Vindictive:" I'm really confused why spanking would suddenly become an option when the child is doing something dangerous. Punish them instead of teach them?"
Quoting Rain (aka Mama):" I've smacked my sons hand away from the stove when it was on. In a heat of the moment, "get your hand away from that!" type of thing."
Quoting Vindictive:" I guess I don't consider that "spanking"."
Quoting Rain (aka Mama):" Hmm, makes sense though. I guess it could be debatable since it's not being used as an actual "punishment". ... [snip!] ... for repeated/ "you know better" offenses. Like him drawing on the walls in his room with marker, which sparked this post, lol."