An incident with the Gibson family this weekend and the insightful lesson learned.
A struggle to make sense of 2 differing beliefs that FINALLY made their peace.
How we have finally decided to stop yelling and spanking all together...plus how we've been doing that with complete success until recently.
We've made it known that Corrie and I have chosen to make spanking the veeeeeeery last thing we even begin to consider. This has been remarkably successful for us over the last 6-8 months and has left us thinking that our strategy is working. But our thoughts were challenged this weekend.
After a pesky situation/behavior from one of the kids that kept popping up, we finally felt we had exhausted all our options and proceeded to spank one of our kiddos. That weekend I watched the same kiddo proceed to spank one of the younger siblings. What do you do with this? Spanking them and tell them not to...heh. Do you tell them to quit? Do you let it happen?
Of course we couldn't let it happen but it left us in a pickle.
We had to decide whether or not we were going to use spanking as our contingent, or give it up entirely.
At this point in our family, it is now creating more problems that it seems to be solving.
Listen today to hear Corrie's and my decision over spanking, punishment, and potentially one of the easiest hard decisions we've ever made.