Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
Did she learn her lesson?
actually, she did. aside from that one time, we haven't made any threats to our kids that we couldn't carry out 100%.
I think that we are again confusing what love is - my parents made some mistakes raising me, but I love them. they certainly didn't give me everything I wanted, but I know that they did their best and that they loved me, and made some sacrifices.
moderate corporal punishment doesn't make kids feel unloved. it might make them feel mad every now and again, but kids don't always get what they want.
letting a kid run wild isn't exactly an example of love. you look around at a lot of the people who were raised in my generation (born in the 60's) and after with very easy parents, not everyone seems to be doing as well as they might want to be. I think it more likely that that is a result of not strict enough parents, rather than too strict.