I am not judging or criticizing, I know how easy it is to act like she did when your child is flirting with danger. Its so frustrating because not only do children not understand that you are angry because you are scared for them and don't want them to be or get hurt, but also that you are scared because you love them to much to see them hurt.
The difficult thing to understand is why we would spank and hurt (because lets face it, spanking hurts!) our children when what we are spanking them for is a result of us not wanting them to be hurt! It isn't rational, it is pointless, it is heartbreaking.
Why would we act like that?
When we do, I think we deserve a big fat spanking right on our own bum!
Maybe that'd teach us.
Really, if we had to go through the same punishments that we give out to our kids, when we give them out to our kids, would we still want to do so?
I just saying.....
Ladies and Gentlemen, lets not spank our children! The only thing it will succeed in teaching them, is that you can hurt them =(
Your children should feel safe, happy, secure, and loved when in your arms.