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Community Level 1christycha...

christychally

Dont spank your child in the name of DISCIPLINE!

AdvantagesDoesn't have any

Disadvantagesspanking doesn't work because it sends the wrong message

"I remembered being spanked a lot as a girl. My father spanked his children for any infraction, ranging from being disrespectful to not eating our food, because that's how things were being handled when he was a child. spanking is too light a word. we call them "whuppings". My brothers get hit with belts, twigs and branches off trees. Now as a mother, I am putting an end to the culture of corporal punishment in my own family, because there are ..." Read review
12.08.2006

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Community Level 8SusanLesley

SusanLesley

Set boundaries in a loving way

AdvantagesA well behaved child that you can take anywhere without worrying

DisadvantagesA brat who can't be controlled

"I must begin this opinion by saying that I speak as someone who has no children and who will never be having any children (due to a hysterectomy). So I am writing this only from the viewpoint of someone who used to be a child! Some would say I still am, but that’s another story. I will start by explaining my own childhood discipline to you. I don’t remember ever being smacked by my parents although I’m sure that I must have been ..." Read review
17.07.2001

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Community Level 5linda01865

linda01865

IT WAS HIM NOT ME

Advantagesto tame disruptive children ,to teach right from wrong

Disadvantagessome parents go over the top

"Ok so the children are playing up again and you are getting well and truely fed up with it so what do you do? Well the question is easy but the answers are not quite so.... Firstly you will have to decide if that child is really being naughty . Sometimes it can just be a misunderstanding. A childs thoughts work different to an adults view. Lets take a small example now you have a child of 3 or 4 and he has seen you decorating the house. ..." Read review
14.08.2001

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Community Level 7nicanddarr...

nicanddarrell

Where do you draw the line?

AdvantagesWell behaved Children

DisadvantagesUpset children and parents

"My daughter is 3, and I do not profess to know all of the answers in regard to discipline, and to be honest I do not think this subject is black or white, just very grey. Each child will react to different forms of discipline, depending on their personality, but I still think there is a line between discipline and abuse that is all too easy for some parents to cross. Already I have learned that discipline is a very important part of our lives ..." Read review
11.08.2001

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Community Level 4headgardener

headgardener

A battle of Wills

AdvantagesA small smack won't hurt your child

DisadvantagesIt might go further

"As a parent of four completely different natured daughters, I feel that I have some kind of practical experience on the subject. Aged 9, 8,3,and 1, you don’t need to be a brain surgeon to work out how hectic our household is. My littlest girls are really quite easy at the moment to disciple, a firm no usually suffices with my toddler. There has been the odd occasion where a gentle tap on her hand has reminded her of the meaning of the ..." Read review
04.08.2001

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Community Level 5Pelenya

Pelenya

It's Called ABUSE - Plain and Simple

AdvantagesAbsolutely None

DisadvantagesMost Likely Emotionally Scarred for Life

"If you've read my previous opinions, you probably know by now that I am a receptionist/secretary in an ophthalmologist's office. On Thursday, which coincidentally was full moon for this month, I saw two incidents of abuse. The first was upsetting enough, but the second literally broke my heart. The first incident occurred when a man, whom I'd guess to be in his late sixties brought in his very elderly mother for an eye problem. The first hint that ..." Read review
30.03.2002

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Community Level 5jpass

jpass

Change your child for another

AdvantagesYou may get one that doesn't tantrum

DisadvantagesI just want my own child to behave!

"I was at the supermarket with my daughter the other day (as usual) and I realised that she had a dirty nappy. As we headed towards the toilets I noticed the sign on one of the doors - "baby changing room". I have seen this sign many times before, but on this occasion an alternative meaning of this phrase hit me. I thought for a brief moment about how I would love to go into this room with my daughter and come out with another child - a mild mannered, ..." Read review
19.09.2001

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Community Level 6WAD1-2-3

WAD1-2-3

Smacking does it work

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Disadvantages-

"When I was little, i was smacked when i was naughty, I do not think it worked at all it would make me resentful to my parents. And instead of loving my parents i would be scared of them, when i was bad or if the teacher at school wanted to say something critical about me at Parents evening. This was only when i was eight, so when I was 13 I knew that if i was bad at school, i would get a slap, and that my parents would be capable of smacking, ..." Read review
03.08.2001

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Community Level 2kitty_litter

kitty_litter

Chose The Behaviour Choose The Consequences

AdvantagesEach parent or set of parents is entitled to their own parenting style

DisadvantagesSome use physical punishment

"Some fortunate parents are blessed with children who never seem to give them a minute’s bother. Some more unfortunate parents have kids who seem to be a trial from the day they are born, who drive their poor parents to distraction. For the majority of us, our kids drop somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. Every child has their own unique style and personality and no matter how many children one set of parents have, each child will ..." Read review
26.07.2001

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It's as simple as (A), (B),(C)...

AdvantagesDiscipline,we hope, if handled correctly will teach our children right from wrong.

DisadvantagesThere is no one discipline method that suits all.

"...(A)bsolutely, (B)loody, (C)onfusing!!!!! This issue is a minefield these days and being a parent of two children myself, I can really sympathise with any other parents out there who find implementing discipline these days a real nightmare. I have a seven year old son and a five year old daughter who are like chalk and cheese. She is sunshine personified and he is a very serious and sullen little boy most of the time, prone to crying, sulking ..." Read review
10.05.2010

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Community Level 5darrenloud

darrenloud

Discipline or Child Abuse - The Choice Is Yours

AdvantagesN/A

DisadvantagesN/A

"I am writing this from the point of view of an adult, who was abused as a child. I haven't had the pleasure of having children yet, so I cannot understand the possible difficulties that may arises from 'problem' children. I would like to start off by giving an example of child psychology. A behavourist would cite that children learn from the moment they are born, and when brought into this world, know nothing. This means that all children are born ..." Read review
19.08.2001

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Community Level 3anneliese

anneliese

Every Child is Different

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Disadvantagessee opinion

"When I was a child my parents smacked me for bad behaviour. I used to receive one slap for every word of the reprimand, so the scenario generally went something like this, “How (slap) many (slap) times (slap) do (slap) I (slap) have (slap) to (slap) tell (slap) you? (slap)…” and so on. Unfortunately the severity of the crime didn’t relate to the number of slaps I received. If I had, for example, flushed next-door’s ..." Read review
19.08.2001

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Community Level 7dave27

dave27

Please dont touch

AdvantagesWhen perfected, THE LOOK is a chiller

DisadvantagesHeart rending

"Disciplining children? Bloody hell, a chance to take the biggest piece of wood you could ever imagine and thrash it unerringly into the school of one of the demons such that it would never darken your doorstep again - what a dream, what an absolute bloody dream.... Okay, rampant hysteria time over and let's have a vaguely serious view on the matter from the dave27 Big Book of How to go about Life... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You must ..." Read review
14.07.2001

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Community Level 2qasimite

qasimite

Disciplining Children

AdvantagesMakes you a better Parent

DisadvantagesNone I suppose

"I am father of two kids. Disciplining children is my prime concern as for anyother parent. For the same concern and for grooming my children in a better manner, I have read about it where ever I could find some material, have thought about it and have consulted and observed some other parents. The result of my study of others is that you need to develop some strategy and need to follow it strictly. Here is how I approach the problem:- Convince ..." Read review
01.01.2003

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Community Level 5chrissiepops

chrissiepops

LEARNING BY EXAMPLE

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Disadvantagessee opinion

"Children learn by example dont they? Well its certainly explains a lot of childrens behaviour, doesn't it? Most of us will be well aware of the way we were disciplined as a child. Some say that it didnt do them any harm, others say that is has a lasting effect on their lives and on how they discipline their own children. So how SHOULD you discipline your child? Well its a very hard question isn't it? Many people have different expectations of their ..." Read review
09.07.2001

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