I disagree strongly about smacking full stop, as some of you already know from a thread about this when this forum first started.
I have never smacked my children and never will...I don't think you can justify any physical punishment in my eyes. I stand by my beliefs in the fact that in my opinion, violence can breed violence ...and I think smacking is showing a child a violent act. I have never had any violent tendencies from either of my children which I think has proved to me that the no smack belief works in our house. I believe in time out and talking to them but still having clear boundaries as parent and child ... I am a believer in discipline but believe there are better ways to discipline than smacking....no empty threats either.
Oh yes there have been times I could have but I haven't because I wouldn't.... I realise that it is my own anger and I don't want to show my children that hitting out is a good way to resolve problems. Communication is a much better way