Hi. I am new to this board. I have a child who just turned 5. Growing up I was spanked by a belt on the bare bottom. My mother would make me pull my pants down and lie down on the bed while she hit with me with the belt. By todays standards people would say I was abused but I was given lots of love growing up and I respect my elders.
My child is running wild and I have tried things like time out and taking away toys etc. I have given my child a swat over their clothing but it doesn't seem to phase them. My mother says I should do what she did to me but I wonder whether this would be right. Is taking a childs pants down for a spanking going too far? is using a belt going too far?
If you use these methods then let me know. I won't judge you. I know I was raised the same way and it worked for me. I just want to know if there are parents out there who still spank in the same way my mother did. I want someone to relate to.