Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" They are only abusive in the minds of people who have no sense of hard work, respect for themselves ... [snip!] ... I think they are well within the boundaries of appropriate consequences and I think they teach a plethera (sp) of life skills."
I love the article. I plan on utilizing it on Alyssa. (The ones that are age appropriate for her anyways). I have been at my wits end with her a lot lately, I got fed up with her telling me NO, and actually popped her in the mouth. (Not my finest moment, and I feel like smurf about it.) It didn't leave a mark or anything like that, but it was still out of line on my part. (Please don't kick me while I am already down regarding the physical punishment comment).
I am so thankful this thread was posted though. I plan on using to to the fullest of my extent.