Wednesday, February 13, 2008

my two cents

Thank you to everyone who participated in the conversation yesterday on the hot topic of punishment, discipline, and spankings. I enjoyed reading each and every comment and am glad you all felt comfortable to share your opinions.

Although I don't think I would have put my kid out on the corner holding a sign, like the situation discussed, I can understand why the mother did it. As many of you said, a mother [and father] knows her/his kid best and knows what kind of discipline works best.

I think there is a difference between discipline and punishment, though. And I think that's important to keep in mind. In my opinion, it should be our goal to discipline a child in order to teach them self-control and direct them to better choices. I found this site that expresses my feelings on discipline vs. punishment. Please read it - it's short. I was going to articulate it myself but realized I couldn't write it any better (or differently).

I do think it's important to discipline our children. There are too many parents who don't take this part of their job seriously, and it shows in their children, who grow up with all sorts of troubles and issues.

There you go... there's my two cents.

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This is a long time in coming, but I just wanted to thank Heather of Not a DIY Life for awarding me with this Excellent Blog award. I am most appreciative and very honored.

The originator of this award asks that each recipient pass it on to 10 more bloggers. After some thought, I've decided I'm not going to do this. I always have a hard time passing on awards. I never want to leave anyone out. Plus, I feel like all the blogs I read are "excellent." Who am I to judge that one blog is more excellent than another. So, if I read your blog and comment on a regular basis, please consider your blog EXCELLENT.

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link of the day:
http://www.coloring-page.net/book/valentine/index.html

10 comments:

Huckdoll said...

Congrats on the award and even more props for not passing it along!! I really love that.

MightyMom said...

so am I excellent? :-)

Penless Thoughts said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award.
Susan

Momma Roar said...

I enjoyed reading through the comments from yesterday - thanks for posting about these types of things. I enjoy that - and I enjoy your excellent blog. Congrats on the award!!

katie said...

thanks for your cents and congrats on your award! obviously well deserved!

Ma Kettle said...

Yes, I knew that you would wrap up the discussion simply, and clearly and straightforward.

I agree with the way you wrote. Thanks for the forum...left me thinking a great deal, about things from long ago.

Oh and E is true!!!
Jennifer

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Congrats on the award! You are an excellent read...sorry I am here late for the discussion.

I have been a bit busy and away from my computer in general...darn, I miss a lot.

Anyway - I thought your link was exact!!!

Lori said...

Congrats on your award. Your blog is most excellent.

Thanks for your kind words on my blog today.
I will stop by whenver I can and update my blog when I can.

Love ya and Big Hugs, Lori

Jamey said...

I like the site on discipline vs. punishment. I think they state it simply and it's well put. Congrats on your award:)

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

congrats on your award. You do deserve it!