Quoting ღ.ღ.ღ:" If all else fails, which has happened a few times i pull out the belt. I do not spank with it, and never ... [snip!] ... a loud sound and he stops. He knows i mean business with that, because then he'll go "ok" and sit down or stop what he's doing."
Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" Yeah, Spongebob and Ice Age. I'm always tempted to take away books at bed, but I don't. I ... [snip!] ... I don't. I want to encourage him to love to read because I don't have a love for books. It's just haaaard being a parent. lol"
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" Yes it is hard! When you are about to go into the grocery store, inform him that he has a choice to ... [snip!] ... then tell him he has lost the privilege. Make sure that you are consistent because he will test you to see if you are serious."
Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" I don't do that. My SO has snapped his belt together to get J's attention, but I'm not a fan of it. ... [snip!] ... he is scared into it. I often wonder if it's too much to ask. Maybe I have high expectations. I just want him to listen."
Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" This I already do. He just doesn't care. It means nothing until we get home. So, I get a misbehaving ... [snip!] ... about himself in the store, then a freaking tantrum when I get home and he gets a time out and can't do what he wanted to do."
Quoting ღ.ღ.ღ:" I'm not a fan of the belt, my dad used to beat me with one and i grew up scared of them and i don't ... [snip!] ... asking, time out, taking stuff away etc didn't work, something loud enough to make you go "what was that" works for us."
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" Yep lol. Been there done that."
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" I used to spank. It happens occasionally still but I really prefer not to do it. I used to give my son ... [snip!] ... not out of fear he'll get the smackdown lol. When they are young though, they make moral judgments on rewards and consequences."
Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" I usually spend most of my time in any store correcting his behavior and telling him to watch his ... [snip!] ... expect when we get home. Then I get in the car and scream smurf like a maniac. It doesn't help, it just gives me a sore throat."
Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" Yeah, I don't want my kid scared of me either. I also don't want to bribe him for good behavior because I, too, want him to learn to behave."
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" It is only a bribe if you give it to him to get him to stop the bad behavior. Say he's throwing a fit ... [snip!] ... a fit and you say, "I'll give you this if you stop" If it is a condition established before the bad behavior, it isn't a bribe."