I've seen many of my friends writing about disciplining thier children lately, mostly small children. I guess by the time they are teenagers, this stuff is old hat, or the offenses are so bad, you don't want to write about it for fear it may be held against them in a court of law ;)
We are no different here in the Michael house. It seems like we have hourly confrontations with Isabelle. Granted, she's 2. They do call that terrible, don't they? But it seems like discipline should be much easier now when I can simply pick her up and make her mind, than when she's, say, 13.
I'm getting used to the whole new ball game of being home with the kids...and having more than one...all at the same time. Nap time everyday is our battle ground. It has been taking me about an hour to an hour and a half to get Isabelle to sleep. This is no simple she gets up, I put her down. This is crying, throwing fits, spanking, putting her down, defiance, in no particular order. Repeat process.
Who knows if I'm doing the right thing? I am just praying, "Lord, teach me how to raise her up in the way she should go." Or more like CRYING out to God, as I stand outside of the room and wait for her to come out the next time...and nursing Grace all at the same time!
Let me tell ya...going to work....A LOT less work than this!