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I have a friend who is a teen mom. Her son is 15 months old. She occasionally spanks him or smacks his hand. She does it very gently because she hates doing it, but grew up in a spanking household and didn't know any other way. I've talked to her a bit about GD and she is VERY interested in it and very impressed with the way DS behaves considering I've never spanked him or even smacked his hand. I told her about redirection and leading by example.<br><br>
I've checked the anti-spanking links and I found a lot of stuff to give her about WHY spanking is bad, but I can't find much about what to do instead. It would help her a lot to have specific examples of what to do. I don't think she'd read a book or a long, involved article about GD, so I'm looking for some short, snappy suggestions.<br><br>
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I've printed this and given it out:<br><br><a href="http://www.odu.edu/~kkersey/101s/101principles.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.odu.edu/~kkersey/101s/101principles.shtml</a><br><br>
Its Katherine Kersey's 101 Positive Principles of Discipline -- very practical ideas, and plenty of 'em!
 

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Although not really for babies, Elizabeth Crary's, "Love and Limits" is really short, implementable and to the point. It helps that most of the text is presented in comic-book style.
 

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No suggestions, but if she ever wants to talk to someone who's BTDT, you can send her my way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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