Quoting Mandy Schlatterer:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vodka Knockers:</b>" Yeah...I don't know, I think it could have ... [snip!] ... I do in front of anyone and no one would think anything of it. Not a big deal. He's a smart happy kid lol. He's not abused lol"
Well, I'm not saying he's abused lol.
I'm just saying I personally would have went about it a different way. A few weeks back me and LO were at home alone so we went outside. I was letting him play in the yard and trying to clean out my car (I was keeping an eye on him, just ducking in to grab papers to sift through and throw out ones I didn't need) and caught him putting two rocks in his mouth.
I warned him to spit it out, he refused. I didn't want to give him more time to swallow them so I just slid my finger between his lips, hooked it around the rocks and used my other hand to push down his chin so he'd open his mouth and it wouldn't catch on his teeth. After that, we went back inside and he went to time out.
I also had bad experiences with my parents hitting too much or too hard, so I'm very careful about how I approach things with LO. Ah, it's hard to explain lol, I guess I'm a little sensitized to spanking.