I was recently reviewing my disciplinary measures and felt that perhaps i was using the rod(my hands) too much on the individual.
So i decided to try an "i will not smack Ayobami" week. It's now Day four and i've been mostly successful even this morning when he tried to pluck out his brother's eye with an umbrella i only asked him to face the wall!!!!
I've hit his hand/butt only twice all week!!!!
I must admit he seems better behaved and hasnt been beating people like he normally would have, it makes me wonder or rather question our Nigerian upbringing(i assume the average nigerian has experience smacking/flogging/beating by parents and adults generally) is it a good idea?
perhaps because he gets smacked ever so often is the reason he seems to constantly be hitting people both his peers and adults alike!!! I understand that toddlers generally have "hitting/fighting" tendencies but could i have unknowingly endorsed it to my little boy?
How else can they be disciplined though? the naughty corner and face the wall punishments are working well for now sha
I dont intend to completely stop smacking the young man though but maybe now it'll be few and far between....