Hey there mamas!
I am new here.
DH and I are hoping to conceive out first baby soon. I have been reading around on here to get a feel for parenting and some of your stories are just horrible! From ten year olds still crapping their pants to five year olds still nursing, I'm quite scared!!!
I was raised with plenty of 'no', 'go to your room', 'put that down NOW' and smacking. I can honestly say it has truly not harmed me. My mum and I have a great relationship now, although we weren't friends when I was a child. But I don't think you can be friends with your kid till they're an adult.
I don't quite understand why saying 'no' or giving your child a slap on the hand is so bad. It honestly seems to me that if some of these methods had been implimented earlier in some cases cited on these boards, perhaps there wouldn't be the toilet/violence/nursing issues some of you poor dears have got.
Any advice would be greatly recieved. It seems parenting has changed a lot since I was a child, and I'm not going to be allowed to do what my own mother did to control my future children.