I don't think I've ever hit my just-turned-6yo daughter.
But I had been spanking my 2yo son for a while out of frustration or anger. I don't remember when it started and how long. He has been always so stubborn fresh out of the womb. Like father, like son. Like grandfather, like father.
On 2023-08-01 night, I pledged not to use corporal punishment any more.
- It doesn't work at all but only makes punishment harsh.
- Apparently my nearly 3yo son doesn't know what he's doing.
- I feel really terrible afterwards knowing it's wrong.
I need my wife's pledge not to slap his back too.