I understand that kids will be kids sometimes and there's no possible way of getting them to behave perfect all the time. But I've always wanted to be the mom that holds the respect of their children in that when asked to do something or when told no they don't put up a fight. What parent doesn't want this?
I believe it starts young and starts with training your children correctly. I've seen parents that all they know how to do is spank their children's behind and yet the kids keep doing what their mom just spanked them for 5 minutes ago. I'm not against spanking (4-5) swats on the tush only. But if you have to repeatedly do it and the child isn't listening then hey I don't think it's working.
I only have 1 child and she is only 1. So I'm not spanking her. And the only thing I'm correcting her on is things she shouldn't be touching. Dogs food, electric chords, box floor fans, etc... And the only approach I know is to be stern in saying No and Don't Touch That. With a little flick on her hand. But she isn't really catching on. I understand some of that might just be her young age.
But I believe a lot of it is also being creative in how you train and discipline your child. Smacks on the hand and "No!" dont work for every child. But that's how I was raised and it worked on me. But may not work for my child.
As I said this is my first baby and I'm no professional so go easy on me. Any suggestions how to how to not get her to touch things she shouldn't? And she's also getting to that phase where she will start to pick up on being defiant. How do I nip that in the bud? I'm not going to be that mom that constantly spanks her kid over and over and still has a problem on her hands. I'd like to explore more options. But need suggestions. Thanks ladies! Or any book recommendations on raising a well behaved child?
Sorry for a long post and for any misspelling. I'm typing this on my phone.