Quitting spanking is possible. How often you spank your child, the reasons for which you spank, whether your parents spanked you and how entrenched your belief system and self-talk is in spanking are some determining factors for the level of difficulty you will have with stopping spanking. Whatever it takes for you to stop spanking, I urge you to do the work. Surprisingly, when I share how to stop spanking your child, you’ll find that spanking is not about your child but about your own self-control.
Are you up for the challenge?
Dictionaries define spanking as hitting, striking, and smacking. Sit with yourself for a bit and think back to the times you hit your child. I truly believe while you reflect, a piece of you feels something isn’t right about your actions.
Research shows spanking has multiple long-term negative effects that are not worth the short-term fix that spanking gives. If you are unaware of the effects spanking can have on your child, I encourage you to read 10 Reasons to Stop Spanking That Are Backed By Research.
After deciding to quit spanking, it took my husband and me 3 months to stop. It floored me it took this long. After a while, it literally scared me. The awareness of the fact that I could not go cold turkey on this spanking deal, made me realize how much self-control I lacked in the area. While surveying other parents who stopped spanking, they had the same experience. Just know, … Read the rest