Upon reading and honestly answering a previous question regarding “smacking”, I’m looking for some effective ways to discipline my almost 2 and a half year old. She has a mean temper on her, and is at the stage of testing her limits. I admit to giving her a smack on occasion, and dont want to continue with this path of discipline. I was smacked as a child, and although i dont feel it effected me. I remember the terror, and i dont want this for my daughter. I also dont want to teach her that its ok to smack when you are pushed to your limiits. I have tried time out, being firm etc and she doesnt seem to respond. Any NON JUDGMENTAL advice would be appreciated. Thanks!!!
Posted anonymously, 31st December 2013