I have noticed in one or two of the role play introductions that people put down they won't accept discipline from caregivers or won't accept a spanking. I just wondered what other people thought about the issue and more to the point how do they feel about it in terms of age play and regression?
As a 2 year old I know I can drive my mummy to distraction and even to the point of anger (which should never be the excuse for giving a child a spank imho).
But let's set up a scenario.
I've been busy playing all morning, building things, knocking things down, getting in mummies way, wetting, being changed etc. I've also had thumb and fingers in mouth and mummy also puts a bib on me as I drool. Mummies been hoovering the floor, and I watch her as she moves the plug for the hoover from 1 socket to another.
Being the helpful and inquisitive baby that I am, I crawl over to the plug and try to take it out. Mummy sees me and says in a very stern voice NO. So I stop, mummy carries on, so I have a little think and do it again, this time I get avery stern and louder NO, so I look down pick up a block and pretend I have no idea what she is talking about. Again she carries on and yes, you guessed it I do it a third time. this time, mummy stops the hoover, comes over to me, Takes my hand and "baby I said NO"and slaps the back of my hand with the palm of hers, Picks me up gives me a cuddle and places me in the centre of the room amongst my toys. Whilst I'm not happy about the slap I just got, mummy did cuddle me, so it must be ok. So when mummy isn't watching I crawl over to the plug and try to take out 1 last time. mummy sees me, comes over, picks me up , walks to a seat sits down puts me over her lap and repeats " baby I said NO" and proceeds to spank me 2 or 3 times over a well padded bottom.
The question is, given this sort of scenario, whether a baby or a toddler, is spanking justifed? If yes, how much, how long? If no, how do you stop your baby electrocuting themselves, chewing on your sharpest knife etc.
Would spanking on bare legs or a bare bottom be justified? yes or no and give reasons for your answer please
Can spanking ever be justified
And the big one, if we admit we need to discipline our babies, when does discipline go too far.